Chris Genovali
Christopher Genovali has served as Executive Director for the British Columbia based Raincoast Conservation Foundation ( for over a decade. Christopher has had numerous articles and features published on North American wilderness and wildlife conservation issues in print and online publications throughout Canada and internationally (Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Victoria Times Colonist, Victoria News, The Ecologist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alternatives Journal, Edmonton Journal, Georgia Straight, Monday Magazine, The Tyee, Truthout, CounterPunch, Common Dreams, Buzzflash, etc.). He 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, CKNW, CFAX, CTV, Global TV, BBC TV, BBC radio, Channel 4 UK, the Knowledge Network, and CBC News Vancouver.

Entries by Chris Genovali

Rejection Of National Academy Study Shortchanges The Salish Sea

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 3:26 PM

This article was co-authored by Living Oceans Society executive director Karen Wristen, Raincoast Conservation Foundation senior scientist Dr. Paul Paquet and Raincoast executive director Chris Genovali.

Straddling British Columbia and Washington state, the Salish Sea is home to a diverse assemblage of species and habitats. Thousands...

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B.C.'s Wolf And Bear Hunting Policies Ignore The Uncertainties

(6) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 11:24 AM

As British Columbians prepare for the holidays, the B.C. government has quietly opened public consultation for a proposed year-round open season on wolves in the Peace region, with no restriction on the number of wolves killed. The province's alleged "scientific" rationale: "Verbal reports from many stakeholders......

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Miley Cyrus, Pamela Anderson Are Right On B.C.'s Wolf Cull

(9) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 8:08 PM

This article is co-authored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation senior scientist and large carnivore expert Dr. Paul Paquet.

Vancouver Island-born actress

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We Must End Alberta's Persecution of Wolves

(24) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 6:41 PM

This article was co-authored by Sadie Parr, executive director of Wolf Awareness.

Wolf Awareness has erected a double-sided billboard along Alberta's Highway 2 between Calgary and Red Deer alerting visitors and residents alike to the province's misguided war on grey wolves. The billboard highlights the...

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The Time Has Come for a Different Way of 'Managing' Canada's Wildlife

(24) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 6:33 PM

This article was co-authored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation senior scientist Dr. Paul Paquet.

The senseless killing of Cecil the lion has catalyzed a worldwide discussion about the gratuitous trophy hunting of large carnivores. In Western Canada, countless "Cecils" are killed in an equally senseless manner...

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We Can Still Save Killer Whales

(2) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 5:44 PM

This article was co-authored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation biologist Misty MacDuffee.

Southern resident killer whales (southern residents) feature prominently these days as their struggle for survival in the Salish Sea has become symbolic of the unsustainable nature of our economy, and often, our lifestyles. The...

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Our Body of Scientific Evidence Against Trans Mountain

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 1:30 AM

This article is co-authored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation biologist Misty MacDuffee.

On May 27th, Raincoast Conservation Foundation filed four submissions to Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) regarding the impacts that Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline and oil tanker expansion will...

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B.C.'s Wolf Cull Is Unscientific, Unethical and Unwarranted

(11) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 6:38 PM

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has launched a billboard information campaign addressing the inhumane slaughter of wolves that is occurring at the hands of the province of British Columbia. For at least the next five years, the B.C. government intends to kill hundreds of wolves by means of aerial gunning...

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A Trophy Hunt By Any Other Name

(18) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 4:57 PM

Good intentions aside, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver has introduced a poorly thought-out private member's bill requiring trophy hunters to pack out the "edible meat" from any grizzly bear they kill in British Columbia. In an interview with the Vancouver Observer, Weaver triumphantly claimed, "If this bill were to...

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Local Hunters or Not, Every Bullet Is the Same to a Bear

(3) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 2:10 PM

The recent controversy surrounding the tug of war between the B.C. Wildlife Federation (BCWF) and the Guide Outfitters Association of B.C. (GOABC) over the allocation of wildlife is a lurid sideshow, distracting from the real issues around trophy hunting in the province.

This debate has...

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Stop the Brutal Slaughter of Wolves in Alberta and B.C.

(90) Comments | Posted January 18, 2015 | 5:58 PM

An inhumane slaughter of wolves is occurring at the hands of the Alberta government. This unscientific and unethical wolf cull is a consequence of oil and gas development, and industrial logging, which have endangered woodland caribou. The Alberta government and resource industries have transformed the caribou's boreal habitat...

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Let's Have Peace On Earth For Endangered Killer Whales

(6) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 2:32 AM

The holidays are a time for celebration as we come together with family and friends for seasonal gatherings or at places of worship. But this time of year should also serve as a time for reflection. We might do well to reflect on whether we will ever achieve "peace on...

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We Are All Directly Affected By Kinder Morgan's Proposal

(1) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:59 PM

What do you love about British Columbia's Fraser River, the Gulf Islands, and the Salish Sea? What are your concerns for the future of the Salish Sea region, the health of the B.C. economy and the impacts of climate change? The answers to these personal questions are fundamental to informing...

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It Makes More Economic Sense To Shoot Grizzlies With Cameras Than Guns

(3) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 9:13 PM

One can only conclude that British Columbia's Minister of Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto was poorly briefed by her handlers with regard to the grizzly bear hunt issue after reading about her recent misinformed, head-scratching speech on Salt Spring Island.

Having B.C.'s tourism minister put forth...

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Down-Listing Jeopardizes Humpback Whales

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 5:06 PM

By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali

In the middle of the Easter long weekend, the federal government published a notice in the Canada Gazette that they intend to down-list the status of North Pacific humpback whales.

Although the status of humpback whales is one of the few...

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Why Does B.C. Government So Desperately Want Grizzly Bears Dead?

(14) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 2:24 AM

We want these bears dead. This is the message the B.C. government's "reallocation policy" sends to Raincoast Conservation Foundation, British Columbians, and Canadians across the country. This policy is also preventing the implementation of an innovative solution to end the commercial trophy hunting of grizzlies and other large...

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What Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Anniversary Has To Do With Canada's Wild Salmon

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2014 | 7:50 PM

Canada's northwest coast stands alone as one of our planet's last unspoiled coastlines. Its rich assemblage of wildlife, wild rivers, and intricate landscapes makes it qualitatively different from any other place in the world.

British Columbians have increasingly come to cherish this maritime commons of waters, islands, and forests....

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B.C. Grizzly Hunt Bolstered By Spurious Science

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 9:20 PM

Scientists from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Simon Fraser University, and University of Victoria recently authored the first peer-reviewed study of British Columbia's controversial grizzly bear management. Conclusions from the article, titled "Confronting Uncertainty in Wildlife Management: Performance of Grizzly Bear Management" and published online in the...

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Enbridge Is No Friend Of Whales

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 6:30 PM

Janet loves the orcas. At least that's what Enbridge would've had us believe in their now aborted Northern Gateway ads that featured the company's Vice President Janet Holder touting how safe oil tankers are for British Columbia's killer whales. Unfortunately, Janet must not remember what happened to killer...

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NHLer's B.C. Grizzly Kill Offside?

(7) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 3:48 PM

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has asked the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the entity responsible for managing the trophy hunting of bears in the province, to investigate the killing of a grizzly on the central coast by National Hockey League player Clayton Stoner. As a...

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