Media Releases - 13 December 2023

Nature Walk Challenge 2024

If you love it, walk for it! Join the Nature Walk Challenge 2024

For the month of March, join thousands of Australians across the country, as they walk to protect Australian wildlife and the places they call home.

Register for free and select your walking distance. Set your fundraising target and ask your friends, family and work colleagues to support you. With every step you'll be helping protect endangered species and their homes, all while enjoying the benefits of getting active and spending time outdoors!

The Nature Walk Challenge is designed with everyone in mind. Whether you're an advanced hiker or a leisurely stroller, you set the distance and the pace. You can choose from a 50km, 70km or 100km challenge. Or you can choose your own distance, whether that's 5km or 500! It's up to you. Whatever you decide, the most important goal is to get outside and enjoy reconnecting with nature

Australia is losing precious biodiversity at a staggering rate, with 563 animals currently threatened with extinction. We are also leading the world in mammal extinction, with a total of 39 species already lost. That's 5 more extinctions and 69 more threatened with it, in the last 12 months since Nature Walk Challenge 2023.

Funds raised from the Nature Walk Challenge will support Wilderness Society’s ongoing work to protect the habitats of endangered wildlife across Australia. We do so by:

  • Advocating for new laws that support the life our lives depend on.

  • Monitoring satellite imagery and recording suspicious land clearing via Watch On Nature.

  • Funding well researched and credible reports to protect Australia's wildlife.

  • Stopping risky proposals before they start.

The Nature Walk Challenge is sponsored by like-minded, environmentally friendly organisations including Patagonia and Zorali. They have provided generous prizes to be won throughout the challenge, including vouchers and gift packs. There are also rewards up for grabs, including limited edition Nature Walk Challenge t-shirts, bags, drink bottles and hoodies.

So grab your hiking boots, step up and step out, while protecting Australia’s precious wildlife—now and for generations to come.

For further comment contact Renee Mason on [email protected]