Linda Tucker Foundation - white lion protection and preservation

Creating a LionHearted World

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


Our first Talent Challenge is now closed
but we want to hear from you.


The battle for our endangered wildlife continues, there are opportunities to JOIN US in winning this battle.

This Youth platform provides the ideal stage to get your message seen and heard by Hollywood talent scouts
and policy makers deciding the fate of our planet.

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

Visit her Collection

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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A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our iconic Linda Tucker from the White Lions and all who serve them. May you always be blessed with Divine Love, Guidance and Protection ... See MoreSee Less

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Throughout the harshest winter of desecration of our beloved planet, Chief Arvol and those peoples gathered at Standing Rock have held sanctity.
On this day, between the two great eclipse moments, our united prayers must hold sanctity for them, and call upon Higher Authorities to intervene in human affairs.
I and all who roam White Lion territories will join in a global prayer for the Protectors at 11pm Lion Time (4pm EST).
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We continue to protect the sacred, always. We stand with Standing Rock, and we hear this heart-call from our friend, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Lakota , Dakota and Nakota Nations. We join in prayer, 23h00 Lion Time Today. Anytime is Prayer Time. ... See MoreSee Less

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, and 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, is calling on religious leaders from all traditions to pray together, TOMORROW (Wednesday, February 22) at 1 pm PST (4 pm EST) - at the time law enforcement is set to move in and clear the camps at Standing Rock. He is asking that we pray that abuses of Humans and Mother Earth stop. Please SHARE to spread the word quickly. More information: #StandingRock #StandingWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife

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Take a look at the work that Julie Lines, our UK Director, is doing. We salute the forward thinking, innovative companies who are open to our heart to heart conversation. Like PX Tech. Thank you Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network for understanding our hearts and giving us a voice as on your station as One United Roar. You can listen now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us in prayer this week as we visualize Lions restored to their pride of place in the ecosystem. We will hold accountable those so-called authorities attempting to legalize the lion bone trade and captive killing of Africa's most iconic species. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes! THIS is what we are talking about. THANK YOU FACEBOOK! ... See MoreSee Less

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