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Snapshot Biography

Elissa Sursara is an Australian conservationist, naturalist and environmental journalist. She has worked from Antarctica to Asia and has written about the environment for publications including National Geographic, Environmental Investigation Agency, Take Part, PETA and the The Huffington Post.

Elissa is an ambassador to the global climate change campaign Earth Hour, Australia Zoo, Wild Warriors, Australia Zoo's Wildlife Hospital and Patagonia’s 1% for the Planet. She is also a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).

Her background in biology has led her on an exciting journey into wildlife conservation in which she advocates for the protection of priority species and habitats through research, media and education.

Elissa has appeared on Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, AOL and Totally Wild, and has been featured in the Herald Sun, Girlfriend, Cleo, MTV, Intel and PETA Australia. She was a PETA 'Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity' nominee in 2012-now.

Elissa is a vegetarian and advocates a sustainable lifestyle. She currently resides between Australia and the USA, with which she holds dual residency.