Linda Tucker Foundation - white lion protection and preservation

The Linda Tucker Foundation was founded by author and conservationist Linda Tucker to support lions and LionHearted Leadership™ in humanity.

The legendary White Lions are the most charismatic animal on earth – yet, tragically, the most targeted trophy. Regarded as the “King of Kings” by African elders, they were removed from their natural habitat into zoos and circuses around the globe, and worse, captive death camps in South Africa, where they have been actively bred for the bullet.
Linda Tucker has dedicated her life to campaigning for the protection of the rare White Lions, ensuring their restoration as the capstone species in their ecosystem, the UN designated Kruger to Canyons Biosphere. She is also CEO and Founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust.

According to Linda Tucker, the leadership of tomorrow is LionHearted Leadership – characterized by that “quality of fearlessness inspired by Love and Respect for Nature, that enables us to change our world.”

As a living example of leadership in action, Linda Tucker equips others with the tools to become powerful agents of change at a time when this LionHearted quality is critically needed.

She does so through her White Lion Leadership Academy; her StarLion eco-educational program for emerging youth leaders; and her own ongoing pioneering efforts together with her partner Jason A. Turner and the Global White Lion Protection Trust, which models mutual benefit for Lions, Land and People in one of the world’s last surviving wildlife regions.

Now she is launching the One United Roar Talent Challenge, a worldwide video contest that will provide children (under 15) and young adults (16-21) with the chance to help save our lions and our planet.

The Talent Challenge is designed to activate the LionHeart in humans. Launched on 22 August 2016 in the month of Leo to commemorate CECIL the Lion (whose brutal killing last year at this time by an American tourist touched the hearts of millions), the One United Roar Talent Challenge invites you to speak for the lions, whether you sing, dance, act, or give a speech, make your ROAR heard.

Amazing prizes include an opportunity to travel to White Lion territories, and become an ambassador for lions during the CITES Convention 2016, when the world’s policy makers will determine the fate of Panthera leo.

OneunitedRoar talent challenge – enter now

One United Roar
Talent Challenge – enter now

Linda with Marah, the lioness she rescued and returned to the wild with her cubs

LionHearts Music Video

OneUnitedRoar SABC Primetime Newsclip

So you want to make a difference?

 LionHearted™ youth leadership platform

If you are brave or talented, we want to hear from you.

Contact us to become a LionHearted Ranger

LionHearted Rangers are next-gen youth leaders - actively and courageously finding solutions to redress the wrongs perpetrated against Lions and Wildlife.

This LionHearted™ Youth platform gets your message seen and heard.

The battle for our endangered wildlife continues.
JOIN US in winning this battle for peace on Earth.

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One United ROAR Campaign for Lions


"Ask the Lion"


Veronica Coetzer is an extraordinary artist who uses her medium of photography to draw the viewer into a multi-dimensional world of colour, motion and form. In a joyful collaboration and celebration of her deep connection to the lions, Veronica has created a limited series of images which has inspired us throughout the design of this website. Veronica donates a percentage of the proceeds from this Collection to the White Lions.

“LionHeartedness is that quality of fearlessness, inspired by Love and Respect for Nature,
that empowers us to change our world”
Linda Tucker



Photographic Imagery


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Please note that photographs on this site are property of the White Lion Protection Trust and may not be reproduced without written permission of the WLT.


Photographers: Veronica Coetzer, Karen-Jane Dudley, Maurice Fernandez, Anthony Smyth, Beth Duncan, Jason A.Turner




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Shelly and Kelly have done it again! We are deeply honoured that they have once again dedicated their wonderful, life sustaining video message to the "Global White Lion Protection Trust - leading the way forward". The Linda Tucker Foundation operates fully in support of the Global White Lion Protection Trust. ... See MoreSee Less

Eco-governance - protecting and honoring the essence of life. #Ecogovernance #TogetherinCreation #WholeSystemHealing

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Oom Jan Si Ku, gentle leader of first nation of First Nations Bushman people of the Kalahari, passed last weekend, and Linda made an overland journey to join his people in honoring my old friend. He and Linda did ceremony under the full moon in preparation for Marah and Mandla’s freedom.The sadness is not so much in his passing, but the passing of the old ways of Love and Respect for Nature…
His wish to be buried in the red dunes in an eland skin was denied him…
Thanks to Maurice Fernandez for capturing his spirit on film.
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Farewell and safe travels to one of the last great Lion Shamans of the First Nations.
22 April was the day Maria Khosa died in 2000: Earth Day.
Oom Jan Si Ku, gentle leader of first nation of First Nations Bushman people of the Kalahari, passed on this day, Earth Day 2017.
Linda mourns her very dear friend, whose name means “first of Kumani people.”
Linda has been working with Oom Jan since the 90s, they presented together at the Summit for Sustainable Utilization in 2002, and he travelled to Tsau to do ceremony at the Baobab site in preparation for Marah’s release.
Some of our supporters have been fortunate enough to meet with this inspirational healer during the Leadership Academy, and on the tour organized by Linda and Maurice to the Kalahari.
We honor this great Lion Spirit, as Marah and Mandla come to welcome him home to take up his place with Queen Maria in the stars.
Tsau! Beloved Lion of the Kalahari!
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LionHearted communicators Shelley Ostroff and Kelly Schlesinger produced this wonderful video for From Democracy to Eco-Governance. We clearly hear the message of the Lions. Happy Earth Day everybody! ... See MoreSee Less

"When we shift from a human-centered perspective to an eco-centered perspective we humbly recognize ourselves as one small part of the larger whole." Eco-governance protects and implements the vitality code - the life-enhancing code of Creation. #Earthday #FromDemocracytoEcogovernance #TogetherinCreation #TheVitalityCode

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This is hugely exciting news! Well done to New Zealand. Now let's hope they truly follow through and appoint local indigenous wisdom keepers as the representatives of this new legal entity. ... See MoreSee Less

Te Urewera national park has been granted legal personhood, meaning nobody owns it. The park has the same rights and powers as a citizen. The ruling could set a new precedent for land rights and conservation around the world.

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