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

Looking up at a tall tree from the ground.

Field Notes from a summer of big trees

S,DÁYES (Pender Islands), and other islands of the Salish Sea, are the relatives of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. These island ecosystems hold this knowledge despite the deforestation and land conversion from…

Bales of colorful fishing nets stacked on top of each other in a row.

Learning about marine plastics, recycling, and sustainability at an innovative facility

Raincoast’s Education Program often collaborates with organizations who share similar goals of understanding and protecting coastal ecosystems, allowing us to incorporate a wider range of topics and providing different perspectives.…

Two killer whales swimming at the surface of the water.

Is it time the critical habitat of endangered killer whales be expanded to include their prey base – Chinook rivers?

Southern Resident killer whales have a special relationship with Chinook salmon; it’s their favourite food, and Chinook abundance is correlated with their health and survival. Chinook salmon can comprise between…

A large fish swimming under the water.

Contact your MLA about the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has been given federal approval to double the size of the shipping terminal in the heart of the Fraser River Estuary. The 370 conditions included…