Elissa Sursara is an Australian conservationist, science and environment writer, and explorer. She has worked from Antarctica to Asia and has written about the environment for several publications including National Geographic and the Environmental Investigation Agency. Elissa is the ambassador to the global climate change campaign Earth Hour, Patagonia's 1% for the Planet and Steve and Terri Irwin's Wildlife Warriors and the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Elissa has an academic background in biology and is particularly interested in zoology, morphology and bioethics. She is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).
Elissa has appeared on Animal Planet's Whale Wars, AOL and Totally Wild, and has been featured in the Herald Sun, Girlfriend and Cleo. Elissa's professional nominations include MTV (Millennial Leader), Intel (Blogger of the Year), PETA (Vegetarian Celebrity) and Cleo Magazine (30 under 30).
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Picture: Elissa pictured at the Balleny Islands in Antarctica, 2014