World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a conservation organization dedicated to securing a future where humans and nature thrive, will host its second annual standup paddle-boarding event this October 26th in San Diego, CA. Called “Panda Paddle,” it’s the WWF’s premiere peer-to-peer athletic fundraising event aimed at raising awareness and funds for global conservation work all while having fun on the water.
The planet is facing severe threats to biodiversity. World Wildlife Fund’s flagship 2018 Living Planet Report shows that population sizes of our planet’s wildlife have plummeted by 60% since 1970. And Panda Paddle, celebrating our world’s beautiful oceans, is happening at a critical moment: each year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean, and unless we change things fast, the total amount of plastic waste in the oceans will one day weigh more than all the fish in the ocean combined. Panda Paddle offers a unique opportunity for paddlers and supporters to do their part and join World Wildlife Fund in our efforts to protect the future of nature at this critical time.
This year’s event is expected to be bigger and better, with a bayside festival filled with great music, delicious food, creative face painting, and loads of other awesome, family-friendly options.
Race registration and more information can be found at: worldwildlife.org/pandapaddle2019.