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

Otter floating on it's back holding a crab.

Large diversity in new keystones list challenges predominant belief

New research on the planet’s ‘Keystone Species’ has revealed a staggering and unappreciated diversity in what kind of animal fits this distinguished label.  Defined as those species that have enormous…

Aerial view of a water treatment plant

Biosolids pose a threat to healthy waters

Wastewater includes everything that is flushed down toilets and drains from households, businesses, and some industries and institutions. In Canada, 86% of homes are served by wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs),…

Wolves, whales, and elephants: animal personalities, culture, and conservation

Wolves, whales, and elephants: animal personalities, culture, and conservation

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Standing on a grassy hill overlooking the ocean and other land areas.

The story of Coastal Douglas-fir forests: So much more than just forests

In the Salish Sea archipelago, island geography has fostered enormous biodiversity. In addition to the charismatic megaflora that make the forests of this region so iconic, diverse topographies and microclimates…