Elissa Sursara is On a Mission to Save Iconic Wildlife in 2017

The Australian naturalist boasts more than 200,000 social media followers

Elissa Sursara pledges to save the environment in 2017

Eco-queen and television personality Elissa Sursara has pledged to crank up the volume on her wildlife conservation work in 2017, saying, “We’ve come to a point where, if we dont act now, we might not be able to reverse the damage we’ve done.”

Posting to her popular Instagram account, the wildlife expert and long-term conservationist said, “As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 creeps over the horizon, let’s pledge to make better choices for our planet, for wildlife and for the generations who come next.”

The media personality and former star of Whale Wars tagged her high-profile friends to spread the message, including actor Haley Joel Osment, SNL alum Chris Kattan, presenter Tim Dormer, environmentalist Adrian Grenier and local friend and 5SOS drummer Ashton Irwin.

Sursara, who spent time living on board an anti-whaling vessel in Antarctica, suggested “ditching single use plastics” and reducing meat consumption as viable ways to make small differences in 2017.

Her message to inspire change for the environment is impressed to more than 190,000 followers on Instagram and was accompanied by a picture of a rescue joey cared for by herself and staff at the Australia Zoo wildlife hospital, represented by Bindi Irwin.

Moving forward, Sursara has hinted at her own pilot series about wildlife and eco-tourism. A title for Project Wild with Elissa Sursara appears on IMDb as “in production” for the new year.

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Grace Swinburne is a celeb obssessed lifestyle and entertainment writer. She is a UCLA grad living bi-coastal with a keen interest in celebrities, movies, social media and YouTube.