Born near the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran, Pupak is a Hyrcanian native. Her Japanese and Persian lineage have given her the gifts to bridge intercultural communication and understanding. Her childhood was filled with her grandmother’s tales of the Caspian Tigers. The last of the Asiatic lions populated the wilderness in her country until 1963, five years before her birth. The extinction of these remarkable keystone species is a clear call to Pupak that we need to collaborate with nature to exercise our creative powers as earth healers.
Pupak has volunteered with International Cetacean Education Research Centre in Australia and Trees for Life in Scotland. As founder of Trees for Hope, she is working to weave an Earth Healing Network in the Fertile Crescent, Anatolia and Western Asia.