Elissa Sursara

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Elissa Sursara
Elissa Sursara in the bridge of the MY Steve Irwin for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society..jpg
Sursara in February 2013.
Born Elissa Sursara
Avalon Beach, Sydney
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Australian National University (ANU)
Occupation Conservationist, filmmaker, correspondent
Years active 2005 – present
Known for Conservation, journalism and TV presenting

Elissa Sursara (born February 14 1988) is an Australian wildlife expert and journalist.[1][2] She is a blogger on National Geographic NewsWatch.[3] She is the ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund climate change campaign Earth Hour, Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital and Wildlife Warriors, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society[1] with which she serves as an Antarctic campaigns crew member. In October 2012, she joined the cast of Animal Planet’s documentary series Whale Wars.

Beginning in 2005, Sursara was a victim of social identity cloning. In a 2012 article for News.com.au on identity theft, Sursara said there were more than 500 fake accounts pretending to be her.[1]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Hector Reno English Film
2002 Marion Bridge Sam English Film
The Wet Season Taylor English Film
2003 Touch & Go Krissa English Film
Going For Broke Annabelle English Film
2004 Days Like These Alicia English Film
2005 Johnny Benson's Adventures Camilla English Film
2006 Live Free or Die Christy English Film
2007 The Screening Ava English Film
Equal Opportunity Bena Brazilian English Film
Pain Within Brittany English Film


Year Title Role Language Notes
1994–96 Para Crancias Co-Host Portuguese 22 episodes
Touched by an Angel Natalie English "The Heart of the Matter"
1996 American Gothic Alex English "Requiem"
2001 Boston Public Rea English "Chapter Seventeen"
2002 Taken Lena English "Dropping the Dishes"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Jessica English "Domestic Issues"
2009 Bondi Vet Herself English "Episode #1.14"
2011 Whale Wars Herself English 8 episodes


  1. ^ a b c Shepherd, Tory (31 October 2012). "My Bieber nightmare: Fans sent me death threats". News.com.au. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Elissa Sursara Interview". girl.com.au. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Geographic, National (12 May 2014). "National Geographic Author Page". National Geographic. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 

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