Dolphin Embassy Calls for Non-Human Persons Status for Dolphins and Whales

The NOW (Nature of Wonders) Assembly was held in Delphi, Greece from October 10-14th and brought together over 100 scientists and social practitioners who have made their main occupation the study of the Universe. The participants shared cutting edge scientific breakthroughs that challenge our current worldview.

A particular focus of the Assembly was our symbiotic relationship with Cetaceans (including dolphins and whales), our greater eco-system and the unified field that connects us all.

The conference originators, Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky, are anthropologists, writers, filmmakers and founders of the Dolphin Embassy.

Delphi, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is the ancient sanctuary where the Delphi Oracle was consulted about important decisions in the ancient world and the major site for the worship of the god Apollo. Interestingly, the temple of Delphi is named after the dolphin because of the temple’s association with Apollo, the Greek god who as legend has it, often took the form of a dolphin. According to the Gratovskys, dolphins have the largest and most highly organized brains on the planet. The culture of the dolphins is focused on the direct interaction with one another and the universe as a whole. They have stated that dolphins and whales are key to stabilizing the planet’s equilibrium and that the songs/sound vibrations of these beautiful beings have a therapeutic influence on polluted water on an intermolecular level.

Their Dolphin Embassy calls for the recognition of dolphins and whales as non-human persons. The respect of all living things was a significant theme at this Assembly. During the gathering, members of the Maori tribe of Whanganui iwi located in the North Island of New Zealand shared how their tribe has fought for over 140 years for the recognition of a river in their region to be granted the same legal rights as a human being and thus must be treated as a living entity. Gerrard Albert, the lead negotiator for the Whanganui iwi tribe and NOW Assembly conference participant said: “The reason we have taken this approach is because we consider the river an ancestor and always have, we have fought to find an approximation in law so that all others can understand that from our perspective treating the river as a living entity is the correct way to approach it, as in indivisible whole, instead of the traditional model for the last 100 years of treating it from a perspective of ownership and management.” Gerrard said all Māori tribes regarded themselves as part of the universe, at one with and equal to the mountains, the rivers and the seas. They hope this new law will set a precedent around the world.


Gerard says: “We can trace our genealogy to the origins of the universe, and therefore rather than us being masters of the natural world, we are part of it. We want to live like that as our starting point. And that is not an anti-development, or anti-economic use of the river but to begin with the view that it is a living being, and then consider its future from that central belief.”

The “Nature of Wonders” Assembly presented evidence that it is through harmonious interactions among humanity, the plant and animal kingdoms, our diverse eco-systems and the quantum universal field will allow our beautiful world and all it’s inhabitants to survive and thrive.

Nine members of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle participated in this special Assembly including Lawrence Bloom, Hugo Francone, Domen Kocevar, Nina Meyerhof, Robert Smith, Sergey Solonin, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, Daniel Christian Wahl, and Diane Williams.