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Suparna Ganguly is Co-founder Trustee of Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) and Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre (WRRC). Suparna’s insights and opinions on captive elephants in India are based on extensive research, documentation and inspections of elephants in private holdings. Her findings, insights and opinions are widely published; in the 2005 in the book titled “”Gods in Chains”” which subsequently inspired the making of the film “”Gods in Shackles””.
Since 2006 and ongoing, Suparna has been involved in the reporting of the welfare and veterinary status of captive elephants under private ownership and various management regimes across the country. In March 2016, Suparna received the prestigious Nari Shakti Puruskar 2015 from the Hon’ble President of India on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2016, in recognition of her exemplary and torch-bearing efforts.