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

Map of the Semá:th X̱ó:tsa (Sumas Lake) region of BC showing the historic Sumas Lake and freshet, 2021 floodwaters, and water sampling sites.

Mapping the Semá:th X̱ó:tsa (Sumas Lake) region following the BC floods of 2021

The catastrophic floods of late 2021 in southern British Columbia (Canada) and neighbouring Washington State (USA) destroyed homes, farms and businesses, with excess water spilling debris, animal carcasses, and diesel…

Folks from Ikaarvik accepting their Raincoast Ocean Science Award.

The inaugural 2023 Raincoast Ocean Science Awards 

Last Thursday, Raincoast hosted the Raincoast Ocean Science Awards and celebrated outstanding achievements by individuals and groups striving to protect lands, waters, and wildlife through science, Indigenous Knowledge systems, and…

Two people installing a hydrophone by the water.

Our new whale livestream at a Southern Resident killer whale sanctuary zone

We just launched our Raincoast Whale Livestream which will be streaming both video and underwater soundscape from a hydrophone and webcam on North Pender Island. The monitoring site is in…

View of a small area of water surrounded by forest on North Pender Island.

The Islands Trust is failing to protect water and forests

At the Islands Trust Council’s most recent meeting in September 2023, Local Trustees reached consensus that their legally mandated object to “preserve and protect the Trust Area and its unique…