(Not so) Critical Habitat

On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed two definitions of the word “habitat” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Both of their proposed definitions limited the agency’s ability…

Report from the Whale Jails

Late last week Daniela, OCR’s Communications Director, posted a tragic video taken from above the Miami “Seaquarium” of Tokitae (a.k.a. ‘Lolita’), a captive orca. The video has stirred up a lot of emotions – and comments, because the captive plight of…