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October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

WWF's Species Step Challenge

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Registration Fee: $35

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

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged

Join WWF for our first-ever Species Step Challenge! 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 create a climate-resilient, zero-carbon world. It’s about taking steps to drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity. It’s about taking steps to safeguard the world’s most important forests to sustain nature’s diversity. It’s about taking steps to end the flow of plastic into our oceans and secure freshwater for people and nature. And, it’s about taking steps to ensure the world’s most iconic species are able to live and thrive in the wild.

WWF works to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest and toughest challenges, but we can only do so with help from people like you. Help us build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Join us for WWF’s Species Step Challenge.

Help us reach our new goal of $125,000!

Thanks to all our amazing fundraisers, we've surpassed our original goal of $100,000. Let's see how much more we can raise together for our planet!

Top Fundraisers
  1 -  Orlando Zinsser ($1,295.00)
  2 -  Daniel Schneider ($1,167.00)
  3 -  Bridey Mendoza-Moore ($1,121.00)
  4 -  Vanessa Prada De Richey ($1,000.00)
  5 -  Bryanna Hanson ($826.00)
  6 -  Claudia Cook ($750.00)
  7 -  Rebecca Helm ($750.00)
  8 -  Claire Kidd ($585.00)
  9 -  Sharon Tiernan ($585.00)
  10 -  Darlene Sandlin ($580.00)
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Top Fundraising Teams
  1 -  ABQ BioPark Vols & Friends ($2,536.00)
  2 -  Forgot to Stretch ($1,425.00)
  3 -  Big Cats ($1,365.00)
  4 -  FishFrank ($1,301.00)
  5 -  The Red Hot Chili Steppers ($1,265.00)
  6 -  Waddling Walrus ($1,260.00)
  7 -  Panda Protectors ($1,241.00)
  8 -  Ceaseless Cheetahs ($1,225.00)
  9 -  You Wanna Step Outside? ($1,185.00)
  10 -  Surkin Family ($1,135.00)
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Fundraising Prizes

The more you raise for nature, the more gifts you'll receive as a thank you for your commitment to conservation. Fundraise throughout the month; all gifts will be mailed out the week of November 2, 2020.


It's not too late! You can still register for this event. MoveSpring will backload your step data, so you can join late and still have a chance at being Top Stepper!

You can track your steps through an app called MoveSpring. Upon registration, you'll receive 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.

When 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.

There is no fundraising requirement to participate, but there is a one-time registration fee of $35. Fundraising is encouraged and you can receive a Species Step Challenge shirt if you raise $100 or more.

Please feel free to reach out to the Panda Nation team at any time at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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

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