Linda Tucker’s Life Story

In 1991, after being rescued by a Tsonga medicine woman from a dangerous encounter with a pride of lions, Linda Tucker gave up a career in international marketing and fashion to become a conservationist.  Since then she has dedicated her life to the urgent protection of the critically endangered White Lions, regarded as the King of Kings by African elders. Despite their rarity and cultural importance, the White Lions have no protected status and may be trophy hunted in the wild and in captivity.

 To ensure the survival of this legendary animal, Linda Tucker has raised millions of dollars in a long-term strategy to secure large tracts of protected wilderness territory in the White Lions’ ancestral heritage lands.

Linda founded the Global White Lion Protection Trust, a leader in community-based conservation, after nearly 10 years of intensive research on both the cultural and conservation importance of the White Lions in this region.

Over the past 2 decades, this Non Profit Organisation has established a strong track record of creating mutual benefits for Lions, Land, and People in one of the world’s most important wildlife areas: the UN-designated Kruger to Canyons Biosphere.

In 2000, together with her partner lion ecologist, Jason A. Turner, and a team of specialists, Linda Tucker was responsible for returning White Lions back to their natural endemic habitat, after decades of forced removals from their natural system had rendered them virtually extinct. Since this time, her organization has been implementing a multi-level strategy which includes the White Lion Protection Plan™, a carefully monitored scientific reintroduction program of White Lions and the protection of the cultural heritage of the Sepedi and Tsonga peoples who honour the White Lions as sacred.

Linda Tucker lives with Jason Turner in the White Lion’s ancestral Heartlands, in the epicenter of the Kruger-to-Canyons wilderness region. Together they are guardians of the land occupied by the White Lion prides they rescued and successfully re-wilded in their ground-breaking scientific reintroduction project. They are ably assisted by the Global White Lion Protection Trust’s dedicated team of over 40 permanent personnel.

Linda Tucker’s shamanic title is “Keeper of the White Lions”

Linda Tucker on CBS’
“These Amazing People”

 

America’s Prime TV Channel covers Linda Tucker’s story from the catwalk to the big cats.

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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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16 hours ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

"Until the Lion learns to speak, the story will be told from the hunter's perspective." - Ancient African proverb

Follow the link to watch Linda speak for the Lions at TEDx Wilmington, in September 2018.

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2 days ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

This weekend, Linda and Jason were proud to present at #Bioneers2018 in San Rafael, CA! Their workshop, entitled "What We Can Learn from the Legendary White Lions" helped spread the message of these amazing beings and raise awareness around the battles being fought to protect them. Bioneers ... See MoreSee Less

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12 Law of LionHearted Leadership™ is Aspiration: Rediscover the Stars - the star map of your destiny and your stellar identity.

Learn more about this Law by listening to a webinar interview with Linda Tucker and Maurice Fernandez, founding faculty member of the Leadership Academy and President of OPA, Global Organisation for Professional Astrologers: youtu.be/NBYiJB2pFP0

Remember - the closing date for applications for this year's Academy is 22 October! Email [email protected] if you would like more info or want to secure your place!
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3 weeks ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

Ready to be inspired? Join Linda and Jason at #Bioneers2018 this October 19-21, where they’ll be speaking alongside other incredible thought leaders working toward a more just, equitable, environmentally conscious future. Save 20% when you register here: bit.ly/2Qb4oLX ... See MoreSee Less

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Two LA events! - If you’re on the West Coast USA, don’t miss either!

Ignite your Heartheart! Ask the Lion.
A LIONHEARTED LEADERSHIP™ WEEKEND WORKSHOP WITH LINDA TUCKER
5th-7th October
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White Lion Benefit Concert with Elijah &The Band of Light
FUN EVENING “FIELD-TRIP" IN A FUN PART OF LA WITH LINDA TUCKER
Evening of Saturday 13th October
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Thank you to everyone who was at Trafalgar Square on Sunday evening. <3

Due to unforeseen circumstances, many of our supporters were unable to be there in person - but we know that flames of prayer were being held across the globe, which was crucially important and invaluable.

A special thank-you to Ray Vince, who was able to 'feed' Mandla's name into the mouth of the 5th Lion, in honour of all Lions.
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