All over the world people are working in quiet and heroic ways to sustain, protect and manage our forests. To honour these heroes, the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat launched the the International Forest Heroes Programme and Awards.
There are countless individuals around the world who dedicate their lives to sustaining forests in quietly heroic ways. The Forest Heroes Award was launched during the International Year of Forests to celebrate these “unsung” heroes who inspire positive change for forests.
The Forest Heroes Award aims to recognize and honor everyday people whose efforts are innovative and inspirational. The Programme provides visibility to enable finalists and semi-finalist to promote and expand the impacts of their work as well as networking and partnerships opportunities for the Heroes to share their knowledge and experience.