Sursara is a conservationist, animal rights activist and a vegan. She has worked professionally in a number of locations, including Indonesia, South Africa, the Galapagos and the Amazon highlighting issues of environmental deforestation, species extinction resource exploitation and green energy.
Sursara is widely considered an expert voice regarding environmental conservation. She has contributed to the Editorial and Features of several publications and organisations, including WWF's Earth Hour and the Newcastle Herald.
Sursara is affiliated with and/or supports charities including "Save Japan Dolphins", "The Australian Orangutan Project", Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, "Ape Action Africa", Wildlife Warriors WorldWide, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). She is the celebrity ambassador for WWF's Earth Hour, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors, and is an ambassador and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
In an interview with the Animal Liberation Front, Sursara stated, "it's a truly halcyon feeling knowing that my actions, consumptions and recreational activities do not inflict suffering any longer", and likened the struggle for animal liberation to that of the liberation of women in the feminist movement. She also supported direct action activism, saying, "Some of the world's greatest revolutionaries used direct-action to end social injustice ... and not unlike these revolutionaries' rhetoric, direct-action for animals never intended to always fall within the idea of pacifism, but does not seek to endanger human life - this was true of the plight to abolish slavery and it's true of animal liberation. Direct-action has always sought to liberate those exploited by a society that refuses to negotiate and confront the issue. It's a mischaracterization, a fallacy sponsored by industries that profit from exploitation, to claim that direct-action on behalf of animals is violent terrorism."
According to both the Animal Liberation Front and Ecorazzi.com websites, Sursara is in negotiations for a reality TV series about her conservation work.
In March 2012, Sursara was asked to join the WWF's "I Will If You Will" campaign and challenged upward of 1000 of her fans to buy dolphin-safe products. As part of her terms, Sursara committed to joining the Cove Guardians, a select group of individuals representing various marine conservation organizations including "Save Japan Dolphins", "Blue Voice" and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who monitor and spread awareness of the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji.