As an ecologist, journalist and filmmaker, Elissa Sursara uses her background in environmental biology to connect humans and the environment. Working in both an independent and collaborative spirit, Elissa helps produce vital research and conservation initiatives that promote and protect endangered species, vulnerable habitats and animals in crisis.
Elissa’s work includes the examination of the scientific, financial and political core of the world’s environmental threats in order to create, support and promote responsible and sustainable solutions and strategies, as well as creating awareness by engaging a global community to enact and participate in positive conservation structures and programs.
In an effort to distribute critical information, Elissa works as a writer, researcher and contributor, publishing papers, expert articles and other conservation media for a selection of environmental organisations.
Elissa’s work is funded in part by public donations to the Elissa Sursara Conservation Fund and by a number of private and fiscal sponsors.
“I’ve been following Elissa Sursara’s work with conservation and I’m impressed. Elissa has the passion, the talent and the imagination that are the mark of a great eco-warrior, and she’s an incredible spokesperson for our planet and for those species that have no other voice to defend themselves from exploitation. I hope to see Elissa doing some more film work soon in addition to her projects and writing. I’m a big fan.”
Paul Watson, Founder and President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
“Elissa Sursara is an admirable symbol for world wide change. Her journalistic talents and passion have helped us in no small ways to cultivate a universal culture which acts for the good of the environment. I truly believe her compassion will make a positive difference to the our only planet and home, Earth.”
Winston Su, Pathfinder for Earth Hour Global and WWF