Dr Dror Ben-Ami has been a Voiceless Director since the organisation was founded in 2004.
Dror has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Cruz, USA and a PhD in Ecology from the University of New South Wales. He was a research assistant at the University of New South Wales, lecturer at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel and a postdoctoral researcher at Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Dror has been a passionate environmentalist for over 15 years. He was a coordinator of environmental activities for the Jewish National Fund of Australia and later served on the boards of JNF NSW and JNF Australia. Dror designed the first wildlife corridor project in Israel on behalf of JNF Israel, and is currently consulting on the implications of kangaroo harvesting in Australia. In 2009, Dror co-founded THINKK, the think tank for kangaroos along with Voiceless Director Daniel Ramp. In 2012, Dror and Dan launched THINKK Wildlife– the compassionate conservation project. Dror is currently a board member of the Israel Energy Forum which advocates renewable energy and energy efficiency policy in Israel and is a research associate with the University of Technology Sydney.
Dror has recently moved to Israel with his young family and is currently working with the Greens Party, campaigning on environmental and conservation issues. He remains an active supporter of Voiceless and serves as a judge of our annual Grants Program.