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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Linda Tucker Foundation

In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity in cross-border trade, Linda Tucker and specialist lion ecologist, Jason A. Turner, have dedicated their lives to the solution. Where governments have failed, the Global White Lion Protection Trust has raised millions of dollars to establish a protected area for this iconic animal in the heart of its spiritual and ecological homelands, a UN biodiversity hotspot. Their StarLion projects unite youth with elders, science with sacred science, and love with respect to help restore human systems alongside ecosystems.

Join them at one of these events during the LionHearted Leadership Tour: whitelions.org/about/events/
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Thank you for the wonderful response to Linda’s TEDx Talk - which is only weeks away!

27 September in Wilmington, USA.

Linda would love to meet up with friends and supporters after the event for dinner - we’ll confirm time and place. Let us know if you can make it.
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www.bigmarker.com/animaltalk-africa/Follow-on-Global-Meditation-and-Prayer-for-the-Freedom-of-Lion

Please remember to join us for our follow-up Global Prayer for the Freedom of Lions today at 17:00 Lion time.

If you have any names of lions in captivity, please bring them with you to the prayer.
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Telani, one of our past LionHearted Leadership™ training participants, explains how his life and outlook was transformed by his experience.

If you are interested in joining our year-end Academy of LionHearted Leadership™ (21 November - 22 December 2018), please contact [email protected]

Applications close in early October and spaces are limited, so be sure to contact us ASAP if you would like to secure your place!
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What does LionHearted Leadership™ in Action look like?

One of our lovely past LionHearted Leadership™ training participants, Jess, explains how the experience has changed her world - and empowered her to change the world around her too!

If you are interested in joining our year-end Academy of LionHearted Leadership™ (21 November - 22 December 2018), please contact [email protected]

Applications close in early October and spaces are limited, so be sure to contact us ASAP if you would like to secure your place!

www.lindatuckerfoundation.org/lionhearted-leadership-initiative/academy-for-lionhearted-leadership/
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