I’ve spent my life working on audacious projects that might help save nature, mitigate climate change, and feed the world responsibly. But, every day I struggle with the question, “Are there reasons for hope?”. …


I will explain how we solve climate change. It’s simple, but not easy. You might not like what I say, but I’m not wrong. COVID-19 is a lesson.

Sunrise over the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, where humanity began.

In the midst of COVID-19, what good is happening? Extremely rapid innovation, adaptability, and life-saving inventions all over the place. Regulatory and…


The surreality of protecting wildlife from inhumanity.

Up close next to the eye of an African elephant.

The ear of a massive 35-year old bull elephant wraps over me like a warm blanket, shielding me with shade from the hot African sun. I’m crawling underneath as if into a humid cave as its rough wrinkled skin makes my hands feel…


Finding My Soul with Charging Rhino’s & Elephant Shit

Two white rhino’s at Il Ngwesi conservancy in northern Kenya.

Recently I stayed for two week at Il Ngwesi eco-lodge in northern Kenya, part of a conservancy that is owned and operated by the Maasai. As it’s slow season and quite rainy, I was the only one there most of the…


This once-expansive forest in northern Kenya was once a range for wildlife, which now must somehow navigate their way through an ever-expanding checkerboard of farms.

My first week in Kenya was a whirlwind tour (on a small prop plane with a few people from the Northern Rangelands Trust) of the remote, mostly unpopulated northern part of the country. It’s a harsh lands where armed violence and conflict have been the norm for eons, where every…


“Not all those who wander are lost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkein.

Above northern Kenya on a small prop plane.

Wandering. That’s exactly where I am in my journey right now. …


I believe that magical, unprecedented, innovative things happen when people who don’t typically interact actually meet. Two people from different worlds, coming together, can create unimaginable change.

This is my attempt to 10x how often these chance encounters happen, hopefully making the world a better place in the process. Imagine…


I’m a child of the 80’s. I’ve always been obsessed with computers and technology. So obviously “Back to the Future Part II” wasn’t just a movie to me, it was a roadmap; a roadmap to a time when we won’t need… insert dramatic pause… roads. …


Here’s a photo of someone on top of a mountain that is meant to inspire you :)

Whether you’re changing jobs mid-career or just starting out, you face the challenge of building up a resume to show that you have experience. I’ve been asked by people countless times,

“How do I get experience if nobody will hire me until I have experience?”

This feels like a real…


How Standup Paddling Lead me to Google[x] and Facing Down a Maori Haka with the World’s Greatest Ocean Navigators

Originally posted on National Geographic and Hokulea Worldwide Voyage.

Just ahead of us stood dozens of large Maori who pounded their bare chests, summoning blood until their skin glowed red. The…

Evan Rapoport

Moonshots for nature and innovative philanthropy. Senior Tech Fellow at Conservation Int’l. Formerly Google X & Maps, founding CEO of Oceankind. On my own path.

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