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 on the deck of Achiever

Heavy equipment lays an oil pipe in the ground

B.C. should get in on the act

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Calgary Sun, July 16, 2010 Re: The billboard ads urging Americans not to visit Alberta. B.C. conservation groups might want to take a page from U.S. environmental organizations and adopt a similar campaign urging British Columbians to “rethink” travelling to Alberta.
underwater photo of sockeye salmon in BC river

Would a grizzly bear certify this fishery?

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To protect BC’s wild sockeye salmon and truly drive conservation in the world’s oceans, the Marine Stewardhip Council (MSC) needs to address the structural flaws in their certification process and commit to incorporating ecosystem objectives for marine and terrestrial environments.

Now protect grizzly habitat

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Letter to the Editor, Edmonton Journal Re: Grizzlies at risk: province; Dwindling bears given threatened status,  The Journal, June 4. Sustainable Resource Development Minister Mel Knight should be commended for finally listing the province’s grizzly bears as a threatened species and for keeping the trophy hunting ban in place. However, he falls critically short by…
A man (Chris) holds a partially eaten fish in the forest.

The wolf man of British Columbia

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Although Dr. Chris Darimont initially made his mark with seven years of cutting edge research on BC’s coastal ‘rainforest wolves,’ he actually specializes in all large carnivores, not just Canis lupus.

Follow Raincoast at Huffington Post

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Follow Raincoast’s Chris Genovali at the Huffington PostRecent Articles: Kill for Cash: Coyotes are targeted in Nova Scotia’s “pelt incentive program” The Death Cults Among Us: Wolves are targets on both sides of the Canada US border Enbridge Northern Gateway Project: Enbridge’s record and Canadian wildlife mean too great a risk from oil tankers on the BC coast.

Oil and water

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Is America’s Chernobyl in Canada’s future? Monday Magazine Many Canadians have been anxiously following the unfolding Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster and are experiencing a deep sense of unease as they scan the daily media reports. Such foreboding is clearly understandable as one can’t help thinking this might be a nightmarish peek into one…