of a
      Sustainable, Alternate Energy, Child Centered,
Human/Cetacean Community in Puna

WHEREAS   Puna was traditionally a place people came for restoration and healing, for education, and to learn about and gather medicinal plants, and as such is one of the most sacred areas of Hawai'i (originally Hawaiki "the little storage house of the breath") and

WHEREAS   the Puna area contains the only tropical rainforest in the United States, the natural areas and species here are precious and pristine and

WHEREAS   this region is home to many unique, threatened and endangered species including the 'A'o bird, the Pueo, 'I'o Hawk, the Hoary Bat (Hawai'i's only native mammal), along with dolphins, whales, and Monk seals and many rare plants and

WHEREAS   this beautiful natural treasure hosts a beach where dolphins and whales come regularly to feed, rest, birth their children, which is a rare and wonderful event happening in only a few areas of the entire planet, and

WHEREAS   years of work by the Sirius Insitute and many others have resulted in a clear and present opportunity to open full objective communication with the cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and interspecies concerts at this site and initiate other worthy projects that will integrate cetacean and human culture, and use current technologies to raise and educate children optimally and

WHEREAS   scientific reports and anecdotes and other experiences show that the cetacea are able to restore the wholeness, sanity and joy of humans, have assisted in the birth and restoration of children, and have been a delight to humanity across many ages and cultures, and

WHEREAS   the growing interest in cetaceans has led to whale watching and other enterprises are already generating $350,000,000/year to the global economy, (about half that spent by Japanese alone) and

WHEREAS   the Puna area is ideal for the development of these and similar projects that will bring new and wonderful developments of interest globally, to Hawai'i, and

WHEREAS   the surrounding culture of Puna and the Red Road has been alternative powered for 25 years and is inhabited by Earth-loving people who support and honor all creatures of the area, and

WHEREAS   only the use of sustainable and planet friendly technology will preserve and enhance this area while maintaining the Paradise it already is, and

WHEREAS   the City of Malibu California has already declared its coastline a "shared human/cetacean habitat" where the rights of the cetaceans and the humans to a clean environment and proper treatment are already established, and

WHEREAS   dolphin researcher Dr. John Lilly and others have proposed that the United Nations at last recognize the cetaceans as aware, intelligent, sentient beings entitled to our global protection and respect and who are entitled to the same rights and privileges as are human beings, and

WHEREAS   the accomplishment of these goals will provide a model for planet friendly communities everywhere, where people, cetaceans, the Earth and nature are all honored,

THEREFORE  we declare that Puna is a now officially recognized as a Sustainable, Alternate Energy, Child-Centered, Human/Cetacean Community and

THAT   the Kehena Beach area is a Cetacean Embassy where there is sanctuary and an official embassy for the various species of cetacean cultures and the humans that choose to interact and live with them, and further,

THAT   existing laws at any level of government that might retard or prevent such a development be changed and/or eliminated, and that existing laws protecting our coasts, cultures, creatures and plants be properly administered, and that other legislation required to support the above goals be enacted.

WITH THIS PROCLAMATION   we move to an era of abundance, knowledge and high adventure, bringing the finest we have to this challenge.


Michael T. Hyson, Ph.D.
Research Director

Sirius Institute
P.O. Box 1645
Pahoa, Hawai'I 96778

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