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At this critical turning point for humanity and the planet, at a time when South Africa and the world attempt to drag ourselves out of the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, this critically important submission to the South African Government illustrates a model of true leadership, one which respects Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and thereby places...

2020 has already proved a monumental year of transformation and opportunity. On 21 January, in Davos during the 2020 World Economic Forum, I was privileged to co-present the Declaration for the protection of the Earth’s Natural Sacred Sites, together with ASSEGAIA Alliance partners. I felt deeply honoured to know that Indigenous elders were holding simultaneous ceremonies...

Since founding the Global White Lion Protection Trust in 2002, we have experienced losses and tragedies, but more importantly we have celebrated many more cases of rescues, successful introductions into the wild and lion prides flourishing and growing. These successes are owed not only to the dedicated White Lion team involved on the ground and...

9 February 2020 Honourable Members of the Committee At this critical turning point for the planet, we call on the British Prime Minister and honourable members of the British Parliament to lead by example by prohibiting trophy hunting imports at UK ports, and thereby place the regeneration of our living Earth at the centre of all decisions...

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...