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October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021
WWF's Species Step Challenge


Date: Thursday, October 1, 2021 to Saturday, October 31, 2021

Registration Fee: $40

Participation Types: 5,000 steps a day | 10,000 steps a day

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged

Throughout the month of October, make a commitment to conservation and challenge yourself to take on either 5,000 or 10,000 steps a day and fundraise along the way to protect our planet’s magnificent species and their home.

This step challenge is about more than just logging steps each day. It’s about taking steps to protect all the places in the world we hold dear — not just for their beauty, but for all they provide. Many of these places face threats caused by human actions, from tearing down forests to poaching animals to emitting greenhouse gases. We must protect them now. We have a choice. Why would we risk losing the places we love?

Now is the time for us to nurture nature — to stop forest loss, protect our oceans and freshwater, and secure a future for people and wildlife. Nature needs our love. Don’t let it disappear. It’s our choice. Love it or lose it. Join us for WWF’s Species Step Challenge and together we can take action to create lasting solutions and protect the future of nature.


You'll receive a link to download MoveSpring upon registration. MoveSpring is an app that will pair with your phone or fitness tracker and allow you to...

Travel along a map to virtually visit the different places that you’re fundraising to protect and learn more about WWF’s global conservation efforts. The more steps you take, the more places you’ll unlock!

Get outside and get moving to improve your physical and mental health — see how long of step streak you can keep!

Engage in a friendly competition with friends, family, or coworkers near and far with our real-time step leaderboard!



Track your progress using your preferred device (MoveSpring pairs with 90% of the wearable devices on the market).

And most importantly, fundraise to protect all species and their habitats-they need you now more than ever.


Help us reach our goal of $75,000!

Let's see how much we can raise for our planet!

Top Fundraisers
  1 -  Heather Robinson ($2,085.00)
  2 -  Samantha Friedman ($1,426.00)
  3 -  Karen Halliday ($1,040.00)
  4 -  Jill Jensen ($1,035.00)
  5 -  Rebecca Helm ($1,030.00)
  6 -  Kristine Vega ($1,007.50)
  7 -  Julie Oyle Tanenbaum ($1,000.00)
  8 -  Qi Gan ($1,000.00)
  9 -  Chelsea Faust ($960.00)
  10 -  Shanda Baldwin ($955.00)
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Top Fundraising Teams
  1 -  Pelicans ($3,205.00)
  2 -  Wildlife Walkers ($2,275.00)
  3 -  Don't Forget to Stretch ($1,715.00)
  4 -  Not Dunn Stepping ($1,630.00)
  5 -  Varagon ($1,560.00)
  6 -  Green Acres Grizzlies ($1,506.00)
  7 -  Operations Intimidations ($1,237.50)
  8 -  ABQ BioPark Vols & Friends ($1,065.00)
  9 -  Carlos capuchin monkeys ($970.00)
  10 -  Ptarmigan Media ($910.00)
View More Top Fundraising Teams>

Fundraising Prizes

The more you raise for nature, the more gifts you'll receive as a thank you for your commitment to conservation. Follow us on Instagram @WWFPandaNation to learn more about the prizes. Fundraising prizes are available only to US residents at this time.


A step challenge is a challenge to take on a certain amount of steps every day. In this case, the challenge is to take on either 5,000 steps a day or 10,000 steps a day for the whole month of October.

You can track your steps through an app called MoveSpring. After registration, you'll receive an email with a link and code to sign up for our challenge through MoveSpring. MoveSpring will pull your step data from popular fitness tracking devices like Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, Garmin, etc. Most phones use an accelerometer to measure steps and distance traveled so if you keep your phone with you, you don’t need to purchase a tracker or pedometer to participate. You must be 18 years or older to use the MoveSpring app.

After you register, you'll receive a link to download MoveSpring and the code to sign up for our challenge. The information to download MoveSpring will also appear in your Panda Nation Center. You must be 18 years or older to use the MoveSpring app.

There is no fundraising requirement to participate, but there is a one-time registration fee of $40 . Fundraising is encouraged and you can receive a Species Step Challenge shirt if you raise $100 or more.

Teammates can sign up for different step challenge distances, however the MoveSpring app experience will be slightly different for participants who choose 5,000 steps a day than those who choose 10,000 steps a day. Participants will only be able to chat with and view leaderboards in the MoveSpring app of people in the same challenge as them. If you would like to interact with team members in the MoveSpring app, we recommend all teammates sign up for the same step distance.

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