Chris Genovali
Executive Director

As Executive Director of Raincoast for over two decades, Chris Genovali leads Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s programs to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. Chris received a Conservation Leadership Award in 2015 from the Wilburforce Foundation.

He is a prolific writer, with articles, op-eds and features on Canadian wildlife, habitat and forest conservation issues widely published in Canada and internationally, including the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Seattle PI and Guardian UK. He was a contributor to Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, activism, and the quest for common ground published in 2015, and Wild Foresting: Practicing Nature’s Wisdom published in 2008. Chris has also appeared as a spokesperson on various radio and television outlets such as CBC’s ‘As It Happens’, CBC ‘Newsworld’, US National Public Radio, Global TV, CTV, CKNW, BBC radio and Public Radio International. 

Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

Recent articles

Grizzly bear on the bank of a river.

Saving animal lives and supporting a conservation-based economy

To support the transition in coastal communities from an economy centred around resource extraction to one increasingly based on conservation, we started acquiring commercial trophy hunting tenures in 2005. By…

A turquoise river runs along a forested mountain.

The wonders of a Fraser River tributary

Two team members from our Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation and Wolf Conservation Programs offer a glimpse into their experiences while working on a collaborative project. Auston Chhor  Auston is Raincoast’s…

Map of BC displaying the Fraser River and tributaries as blue lines, the number of salmon that came from each river as orange circles, and the locations of jetty breaches as blue and red pins.

Fish passage through our habitat restoration projects in the Lower Fraser River and Estuary

The Lower Fraser River and Estuary is a highly modified environment with more than 70% of tidal marsh habitats that juvenile salmon rely on lost or locked away behind man-made…

Humpback whale breaching in the sunset.

Photographers are coming together to support our work

Canadian Conservation is a collective of nature/conservation photographers who have joined forces to use their art to support conservation initiatives across the country. Each year, the participating photographers auction prints…