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”

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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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“I am what I am because of who we all are”, this traditional African philosophy that is called 'Ubuntu', offers us an understanding of ourselves in relation with the world.
One of the many topics Nathan touched while sharing his personal and very inspirational story at the free webinar of last Wednesday.
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Igniting the LionHeart Training

December 5, 2017, 5:00pm - December 12, 2017, 12:00pm

Step into your purpose. Discover your pawprint. Uncage your gifts. Charting your own path means walking according to your own original plan, your hearts’ path, which means you can never fail. Igniting the LionHeart Training is led by renowned conservationist Linda Tucker, author of The 13 LAWS of LionHearted Leadership™. offered by the Linda Tucker Foundation, in support of the Global White Lion Protection Trust. Typically, a course would include riverine walks, lion patrols, a sleep out under the stars, “story-telling” your unique leadership narrative, guarding the flame and other heart-activating experiences. All these are based on the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ aimed at equipping you with the millennial tool-kit to transform your world. Get an impression of what the workshop is about and check out our video: youtu.be/SJ83qDlNN5Q For more information [email protected] Photographic Imagery by Veronica Coetzer

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Join our Free Webinar 'Ignite the LionHeart' led by Linda Tucker, and guest speaker Nathan Swartz.
Nathan, Founder of Youth Changemakers Parliament is a South African youth leadership ambassador. As an emerging political voice, he is already making a significant difference and the “Ignition of the LionHeart” training has helped equip him with the resilience to continue finding solutions where our governing structures have failed us. Do you want to step into your own unique purpose?
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The Linda Tucker Foundation was represented at the United Religions Initiative's Southern Africa regional assembly in Blantyre, Malawi. How fabulous to be part of this exciting grassroots work. ... See MoreSee Less

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Look where we are this weekend! Linda is presenting a LionHearted Leadership workshop tomorrow at the PeaceJam Conference in Cape Town. You can follow it via live streaming! Www.peacejam.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Two great evenings in Modena (Pavorotti's home town) as Linda Tucker presents on the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership. With thanks to Andrea Contri whose inspired animal communication work began in the White Lion Heartlands. ... See MoreSee Less

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Linda Tucker is the keynote speaker at the 2018 Animal Energy Conference in Manchester, England. She looks forward to sharing her experiences as founder and CEO of the Global White Lion Protection Trust and the Linda Tucker Foundation, and talking about how her life has evolved under the guiding influence of the White Lions. Linda will reveal how her story can help you to create yours. ... See MoreSee Less

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An overland gold-route tour to the LionHeart, organized by the Academy for LionHearted Leadership™. Led by Linda Tucker.
From Origination to Aspiration, what better way to introduce yourself
to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ than to experience
them first-hand on a sacred overland journey to the White Lion
Heartlands, and back again?
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13 Adventures: 13 Laws in 13 Days

February 3, 2018, 11:00am - February 15, 2018, 2:00pm

An overland gold-route tour to the LionHeart, organized by the Academy for LionHearted Leadership™. Led by Linda Tucker. From Origination to Aspiration, what better way to introduce yourself to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ than to experience them first-hand on a sacred overland journey to the White Lion Heartlands, and back again? For more information on this life changing journey, contact us via [email protected]

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The LionHearted Leadership Tour of Europe has been very eventful: we thank our Italian host Andrea Contri for taking a copy of Linda’s book 'Mystery of the White Lions' to the Pope! ... See MoreSee Less

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LionHearted Leadership™ requires that we give back to nature, even if in the simplest form of loving respect. In gifting back to nature, we discover that the returns are greater than anything we could ever have anticipated: Assegaia and Gaia represent new life and hope for the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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