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’
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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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"To give heartfelt thanks through our approach and behavior strengthens LionHearts with appreciation for nature’s gifts and, in the same way, supports those around us to reconnect with theirs." Linda Tucker - The 13 LAWS of LionHearted Leadership
'Appreciation' is the title of this beautiful textile created by Lorraine Lea Turner
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From Origination to Aspiration. Join us for this FREE Webinar about the 13 Adventures,13 Laws in 13 Days. What better way to introduce yourself to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™.

LionHeartedness—that quality of fearlessness that ignites your heart to live your life and change your world.

Once you truly start to feel the power of your heart connection, you are fueled and driven in an entirely new way. A way which enables you to achieve different outcomes. Outcomes that will deeply fulfill you and transform your world.

This Webinar is led by Linda Tucker, renowned conservationist and author of ‘The 13 LAWS of Lion-Hearted Leadership™’.
Inspired by first-hand knowledge of the White Lions, Linda Tucker has led leadership courses since 2005. In 2012, she founded the White Lion Leadership™ Academy attended by local community leaders and students from around the globe. The purpose of the Academy is to promote LionHearted Leadership™ to enable future leaders from all walks of life to become powerful agents of change, willing to challenge existing paradigms and champion new ways.

Sign up today for this FREE webinar.

Soon we will post the link to register ! But you want to secure your place, you can already register now by sending an email ([email protected]), we will send you the link via email as soon as we have created it. We look forward to meeting and connecting with you!
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Free Webinar: The 13 Adventures on LionHearted Leadership

September 1, 2017, 3:00pm - September 1, 2017, 4:00pm

From Origination to Aspiration. Join us for this FREE Webinar about the 13 Adventures,13 Laws in 13 Days. What better way to introduce yourself to the radiant Laws of LionHearted Leadership™. LionHeartedness—that quality of fearlessness that ignites your heart to live your life and change your world. Once you truly start to feel the power of your heart connection, you are fueled and driven in an entirely new way. A way which enables you to achieve different outcomes. Outcomes that will deeply fulfill you and transform your world. This Webinar is led by Linda Tucker, renowned conservationist and author of ‘The 13 LAWS of Lion-Hearted Leadership™’. Inspired by first-hand knowledge of the White Lions, Linda Tucker has led leadership courses since 2005. In 2012, she founded the White Lion Leadership™ Academy attended by local community leaders and students from around the globe. The purpose of the Academy is to promote LionHearted Leadership™ to enable future leaders from all walks of life to become powerful agents of change, willing to challenge existing paradigms and champion new ways. Sign up today for this FREE webinar. Soon we will post the link to register ! But you want to secure your place, you can already register now by sending an email ([email protected]), we will send you the link via email as soon as we have created it. We look forward to meeting and connecting with you!

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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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Igniting the LionHeart Training

November 27, 2017, 5:00pm - December 4, 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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When the going gets tough, the LionHearts are unstoppable!

Despite the sad outcome of ANC cabinet members unable to stand united to remove our corrupt president through a Vote of No Confidence, we are encouraged knowing that emerging next-gen leadership is on its way up - and truly LionHearted in its commitment to address key issues of transformation.

The most recent “Ignition of the LionHeart” training culminated on World Lion Day: Brave, Strong and True.

It was again a very special group of people, and one of the LionHearted participants shared with us how she experienced this intense training:
"Lionheartedness for me means, feeling your strength, your footprint, your very unique gift with what you came in this life.
And seeing it as a gift and not as a burden.
And with all our different, unique footprints treating our world with the love, respect and the harmony it deserves."

Thank you, to all the unique souls that participated this Igniting the LionHeart Training!
If you want to know more or sign up for the next one this November, send an email to [email protected]
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Today, a new group of special people start their one week intensive training in the heart of White Lion ancestral territories, to ignite the LionHearted in their emerging leadership. The training is intense, focused and experiential, a unique resilience training based on the wisdom of an ancient Lion-Human contract of co-governance that defines true leadership today. Igniting the LionHeart is all about actualizing the dream you are holding in the very core of your heart and freeing yourself from restrictions by putting your unique gifts into practice. For more information [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

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With deep sadness, we honor this great lioness, who survived against monumental odds, and often came visiting our pride on our eastern frontier. She was an expert huntress, and eye witness accounts describe her pulling down game for her own pride. ... See MoreSee Less

With deep sadness, we honor this great lioness, who survived against monumental odds, and often came visiting our pride on our eastern frontier. She was an expert huntress, and eye witness accounts describe her pulling down game for her own pride. A recent scientific paper established that White Lions are successful hunters in the wild (www.open-science-repository.com/biology-45011830.html). Stress in their natural system, however, including higher incidence of poaching, Bovine Tuberculosis, and the impact of commercial lion trophy hunting, has unnaturally increased the level of conflict amongst lion prides. Commercial trophy hunting often targets pride males, impacting not only the individual lion hunted, but destabilizing the entire pride structure. If Timbavati resumes their lion trophy hunting policy (which was halted briefly following the notorious Cecil incident), the future survival of white lions in the wild, as well as tawny lions carrying the white lion gene, remains in jeopardy.

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One of the ways to support the White Lions; this beautiful and unique art piece made by Lorraine Lea Turner is for sale via Etsy, 100% proceeds for the White Lions!
www.etsy.com/listing/546059771/white-lions-in-denim-and-lace?ref=shop_home_active_1
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Another stunning piece of Art by Lorraine Lea Turner called "Indigo Inspiration" is now available at etsy.com. And 100% proceeds for the White Lions! Thank you so much Lorraine, for your amazing work. www.etsy.com/listing/546059771/white-lions-in-denim-and-lace?ref=shop_home_active_1

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A lesson in the 11th Law: Liberation - Uncage your Gift. Lorraine Lea Turner is a long time supporter of the Global White Lion Protection Trust - to which she donates her profits. ... See MoreSee Less

With each step of this 20" x 30" replication of the cover of my first novel, I am learning how to "let go" of any doubts and just go with the flow. I have never attempted a textile painting this large. I use meditation in every piece of art you see, I then illustrate what is given to me. This inner voice is in everyone and it will allow you to tap into the artist within. I even wrote a book about it. Learn more. calicohorses.com/sae-sii-meditation-how-to-find-your-bliss-in-15-minutes-a-day/

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Excitement in the air:

Garingani White Lion cast, crew and creative team.
After an incredible 3 weeks of rehearsals, we are moving into our performance venue today.

Performance : 27 July 2017
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Excitement in the air: Garingani White Lion cast, crew and creative team. After an incredible 3 weeks of rehearsals, we are moving into our performance venue today. Performance : 27 July 2017

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Happening right now in the White Lion Heartlands: preparations for the greatest production in our history - GARINGANI WHITE LION ... See MoreSee Less

Everybody gives a hand as GARINGANI WHITE LION enters the final week of rehearsals! As part of the GARINGANI theatre craft skills development program, we are all weaving mats from recycled plastic bags. The final product will be a huge mural with embroidered white lion face to be hung at one of our StarLion Centres.

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Another beautiful example of what LionHearted Leadership is about. ... See MoreSee Less

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