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Since 1997, Linda Tucker has been engaging with government in an attempt to solve the crisis for lions, and the Global White Lion Protection Trust first presented in South African Parliament in 2008. On 17 June  2021, when Linda presented to South Africa’s Environmental Minister, Barbara Creecy, Linda pointed out that all conservation issues today are...

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...

Credo Mutwa, my great mentor, the living library of Africa, died this week -  at a time when our planet is in most desperate need of his sage wisdom. He would have turned 99 on 21 July this year. Here in the Heartlands, where his wisdom lives on not only in words but in LionHearted action,...

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...

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