Leadership Initiatives

Inspired by first-hand knowledge of the White Lions,
Linda Tucker has led leadership courses since 2005

In 2007, Linda presented her eco-cultural programs for talented children to Nelson Mandela. These program have continued to grow into a StarLion™ program, with grassroots in the rural communities surrounding White Lion territories – and globally.

In 2012, she founded the Academy for Lionhearted Leadership™ 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.

The 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership™ are Linda Tucker’s legacy.

“LionHeartedness” as a concept was defined by Linda Tucker through the example of Maria Khosa, a Lion Shaman who rescued Linda from an angry pride of lions in the wilds of Timbavati in 1991. Based on this life-changing experience, Linda’s definition of LionHeartedness is: 
That quality of Fearlessness inspired by Love and Respect for our natural world, that enables us to change our human world.
It makes us unstoppable.”

“Love is the governing force behind true leadership – which is defined by 13 LionHearted Laws”

– Linda Tucker

Rural Community unites behind One United Roar.

The power of a Rural Community uniting to save lions as a living heritage.



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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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The 13 Laws - in action!

The 1st and 7th (Origination combined with Collaboration) can be fun for all!


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The youth volunteers all converged on the stall to ROAR with Linda at the Ubuntu Festival this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Linda Tucker Foundation

When will humans learn to treat Mother Nature with the love and respect she deserves? Please read Jason's response to the recent Nat Geo article about a new-born White Lion cub in Timbavati, so that you can counter wide-spread misinformation - with facts.


Please also share it with your list to keep others informed.

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