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

Chris Genovali aboard the Acheiver on a sunny day.

Happy Holidays from Raincoast

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As the Christmas holiday arrives, your print version of Tracking Raincoast will be arriving soon as well. In the interim, I encourage you to take a look at our online version of Tracking Raincoast as this year…
Tracking Raincoast into 2018: A bright red salmon sits rests on the bottom of a stream filled with fish.

Tracking Raincoast into 2018

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It’s always exciting to release Tracking Raincoast and this year’s edition comes with a great collection of good news. We have raised close to $150,000 of our $500,000 target for the Nadeea commercial trophy hunting tenure! The Nadeea hunting tenure is the next step in saving the Great Bears…
Sea lions in the Great Bear Rainforest

Rachel Notley not winning hearts or minds in B.C.

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With multiple lawsuits before the courts, including one by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and an anti-Trans Mountain provincial government taking power in British Columbia, Notley’s audacious guarantee seems intemperate at best. However, if Notley’s intention was to harden opposition in B.C. to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion…