Wildlife Alliance is the leader in direct-action conservation to protect forests and wildlife in the Southeast Asian tropical belt. The ranger program places highly trained personnel on the ground to protect endangered wildlife and the forests they live in. The group uses a combination of local and foreign personnel to ensure its teams are able to be sensitive to local communities while at the same time distanced enough to enforce the rule of law without bias. This is different than most organizations that put their manpower at headquarters and allow communities to monitor themselves. By placing its own personnel on the ground, Wildlife Alliance can combat issues such as corruption, a widely spread problem in this region where the heads of wildlife trafficking rings, illegal timber trade, and real estate scams that sell state forestland under the table, are often high ranking business men.