A global movement to save the world's forests Forest Heroes is a global effort to protect the Earth's forests and climate, as well as the wildlife and human communities that rely upon them. We are building a powerful global movement to break the link between agriculture and deforestation to ensure a living future for the world's forests.
  • Big forest-2000

    Stabilizing the Climate

  • Palm oil destruction

    Saving Forests

  • Sumatran elephants-2000

    Protecting Wildlife

  • Riau worker

    Defending Human Rights

  • London Mandarin rally

    Building a Global Movement

Blog

The latest Forest Heroes campaign news & updates.

Recent Posts

  • January 21, 2016 IMG_4983

    Statement on Wilmar’s Zero Deforestation Policy Progress Report

    Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Wilmar International – the world’s largest palm oil trader – released the two-year Progress Update on its historic No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation policy from December 2013. In response to the report, Forest Heroes Chairman Scott Paul issued the following statement: “Wilmar’s new progress report makes clear just how far […]

  • November 12, 2015 0930_SCuffe_GuatemalaPalmOil_ElInformantePetenero22

    Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry Spur Global Call To Action

    Spurred by the recent murder of Guatemalan environmental and human rights defender Rigoberto Lima Choc, Forest Heroes has joined a coalition of global human rights and environmental organizations to alert the world’s biggest palm oil traders of the gross violations of human rights occurring in the palm oil sector in Mesoamerica. Recent conflicts between companies and […]

  • September 21, 2015 DSC_4052

    Victory! Palm Oil Giant Astra Agro Lestari Pledges Zero-Deforestation

    Forest Heroes Coalition Ends Global “She’s Not a Fan” Campaign

    The Forest Heroes alliance today welcomed the announcement of a strong forest conservation and human rights policy by Astra Agro Lestari, the large Indonesian palm oil company controlled by the same parent corporation as Mandarin Oriental Hotels. The move follows an immediate moratorium on forest clearance in the wake of the “She’s Not a Fan” campaign, which showed the company’s connection to deforestation. Read more >

  • July 29, 2015 starbucks

    Consumers to Starbucks: Hold the Deforestation, Please

    In honor of Global Tiger Day, concerned consumers around the world today called on Starbucks to earn its stripes and eliminate deforestation and exploitation from its global supply chain. Consumer advocates say that Starbucks has delayed meaningful action on palm oil to match the progress it has made in the sustainability of its coffee supply chain. In the past year, fast-food industry competitors such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s have all committed to zero-deforestation palm oil sourcing policies. Read more >

View More >

Take Action

Tell Starbucks to adopt a comprehensive policy to protect forests and peatlands, and respect human rights across its global supply chain now. Learn More >

Starbucks_graphic

Tell Starbucks To Go Deforestation-Free Now!
Target: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

Your Starbucks coffee break could be contributing to deforestation, climate change, destruction of wildlife habitat, and exploitation of local communities. While other fast-food giants such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme and McDonald’s have committed to cutting deforestation and exploitation from their supply chains, Starbucks has ignored the concerns of consumers around the world and delayed action to source responsible palm oil in its products.

Tell Starbucks to adopt a comprehensive policy to protect forests and peatlands, and respect human rights across its global supply chain now!

Learn More >

Impact

Forests are essential for protecting the Earth's climate, wildlife and human communities. Learn more about the importance of forests to these critical global challenges and why we fight for them every day.

  • Cleared area with guy

    Human Rights

    Unsustainable expansion of industrial agriculture has not only had a devastating effect on the Earth’s climate and wildlife, but also all too often on the local communities who lose access to traditional resources and may be exploited as workers..

  • Sumatran orangutan

    Wildlife

    The clearing of tropical rainforests destroys some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth and the natural habitat of many of the world’s most iconic wildlife such as tigers, elephants, orangutans, rhinoceroses, jaguars and many more..

  • Peatland burning

    Climate Change

    Forests are the lungs of the Earth. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Forests help keep our air clean and play a critical role in fighting climate change..

About Us

Forest Heroes is a global effort to protect the Earth’s forests and climate, as well as the wildlife and human communities that rely upon them. We are building a powerful global movement to break the link between agriculture and deforestation to ensure a living future for the world’s forests. Learn More >


1320 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036

info@forestheroes.org

202.350.4950