Contributing Editor, Audubon Magazine
Rene Ebersole is a contributing editor for Audubon and an adjunct faculty member at the NYU journalism school. Her wildlife trade investigations and reporting have been featured in National Geographic, The Nation, and more.
Articles by Rene Ebersole
November 17, 2023 — In the years ahead, flora, fauna, and the ecosystems they depend on will face many hazards, both old and new. These actions could strengthen the act’s ability to meet evolving challenges.
A Force of Conservation, the Endangered Species Act Faces a Fraught Future
November 17, 2023 — Fifty years after its passage, the powerful policy has proven effective at preventing wildlife from going extinct. Only with innovation and advocacy can it continue to do so for decades to come.
50 Years of Project Puffin: An Oral History of an Incredibly Audacious Idea
June 29, 2023 — In 1973 a young biologist hatched a plan to bring a charismatic seabird back to Maine. It was the start of a five-decade scientific adventure that would ultimately revolutionize seabird restoration.
This Brutal Pesticide Creates a ‘Circle of Death.' So Why Is It Making a Comeback?
March 24, 2020 — Carbofuran, a century-old chemical, is increasingly being weaponized against birds and other wildlife, decimating entire food webs.
Funds From the Deepwater Horizon Settlement Are Flowing Into the Gulf States
March 22, 2019 — A new Audubon report pinpoints 30 projects that, if financed, would be a boon for birds and people alike.
Meet the Undercover Crime Unit Battling Miami's Black Market of Birds
September 21, 2018 — Multimillion-dollar sales of songbirds heap pressure on species already in decline. We go inside the covert investigation to capture traffickers.