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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2 weeks ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

Linda and Jason are presenting again in South African Parliament today!

Please send them your support as they once again tackle the horrific trophy hunting industry.Historic day: Linda and Jason are back in South African Parliament today, for further discussions on the proposed MORATORIUM on trophy hunting of lions in the greater Kruger area.

The topic for today's inquiry is "Community perspectives on benefit-sharing in the western boundary of the Kruger National Park".

Linda and Jason have ensured that the voices of community leaders and traditional healers from the Timbavati region are not only heard, but that these representatives are actually present to share their views in Parliament today.
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What an amazing Academy this year, reaching across cultures, ages and disciplines. The LionHearted Leadership training in the White Lion Heartlands reconnects human nature to Mother Nature, equipping us with the transformation tools to help restore our world. ... See MoreSee Less

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Enchanted circle: our Academy for LionHearted Leadership™ takes place in Camp Unicorn in the middle of the White Lion Heartlands. An Inyala ewe and her lamb look on. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

Many of you have met the StarLion family. We invite your support especially over Christmas to ensure their safety and freedom.MEET THE STARLIONS – Ingwavuma II

This Holiday Season Give the Gift of A Day of Freedom to the White Lions
whitelions.org/day-of-freedom/
Make your holiday season more meaningful by giving our endangered White Lions the chance to be free-roaming, as is their nature-given right
We measure value in Days Of Freedom: One Day of Freedom for each White Lion Costs $85.
CLICK ON THE LINK and give the gift of a Day of Freedom to Ingwavuma II this Festive Season

Our Little Prince, Ingwavuma II, was born on the 8:8th StarGate Portal to Marah’s son Letaba, and the glorious Khanyezi, a golden lioness who dug her way into our Heartlands from the greater Kruger system 3 years ago. This incredibly strong personality is named after the formidable Ingwavuma I, Linda Tucker’s guardian lion who was tragically hunted by
an American trophy hunter in Timbavati on 22 August 2000.

Pure charm and personality, it was clear he was going to be an ambassador from day one, indicating that he would turn into a true LionHearted Leader in the very near future…

Affectionate, brave and curious, the Sun Prince stole our hearts – who can resist those inquisitive eyes and little white cheeks?
Every day that passes, Ingwavuma gets bigger and more independent – and one day soon he will have to go out and be the leader of a pride of his own.

FOLLOW THE LINK to donate a Day of Freedom to Ingwavuma this Festive Season, and help us acquire more land for Ingwavuma to roam upon.

whitelions.org/day-of-freedom/

Don't go to the Mall to shop! This is an EASY way to give the people you love in your life a beautiful meaningful gift for Christmas. We will send you a personalized card FOR EACH donation you give for a family member or dear friend. Now that's special!
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