Messages from the Heartlands

The Shocking seizure of crates of lion bones at Johannesburg airport last week – representing as many as 35 lions carcasses in this one instalment – tests the South African government’s position with regard to regulating and shutting down the lion killing factories. The Global White Lion Protection Trust, once a lone voice against the diabolical captive lion killing...

Blog Post by Linda Tucker In 2015, more than 42 international commercial airlines made history by refusing to carry body parts of dead lions as cargo. This landmark response to the international public outcry followed mass-media exposure of atrocities associated with lions. Commercial trophy hunters (notably the toothy American dentist, Walter Palmer) were luring majestic lion kings...

“Community perspectives on benefit-sharing and the ethics of hunting in the western boundary of the Kruger National Park” Presentation by: Jason A Turner, MSc Wildlife Management Director of Ecology & Conservation Global White Lion Protection Trust IN SUMMARY: The APNR and SANParks Agreement needs to shift in line with international precedents so as to: 1.Respect rather than dismiss Indigenous...

“Community perspectives on benefit-sharing in the western boundary of the Kruger National Park” Presentation by:  Linda Tucker, CEO and Founder, Global White Lion Protection Trust, MACantab IN SUMMARY: “Benefit-sharing” in this critically important ecosystem should not be separated from  “ecologically sustainable” principles inherent in Indigenous Knowledge Systems of the stakeholders both in this region, and further afield. From an Indigenous...

No copyright infringement is intended Review by Linda Tucker, Founder and CEO Global White Lion Protection Trust Imagine for a moment that your puppy, raised as part of your family, is snatched from you and sold into the dog meat trade? What would you do? Take a deep breath… and prepare yourself for a family movie which “opens the...

Marah’s royal bloodline is flourishing. Both her sons, Letaba and Regeus, have sired our future generation… 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...

Gaia arrived at our project just over a year ago, with an expression darkened by anger - but now she’s shining brightly with maternal pride and we’re all glowing along with her! Here’s why! We asked you to guess why Gaia might be jumping down from one of her favourite perches… No one could have guessed it! ...

Ignite Your LionHeart Tour – last quarter 2018 The second overseas LionHearted Leadership™ tour of 2018 started in late September with a real game-changing experience – my first TEDx Talk! “Until the Lion learns to speak, the story will be told from the hunter’s perspective.” This Ancient African proverb was the inspiration for my TEDx Talk, held in...

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