Egil Dröge was born in The Netherlands. He obtained a M.Sc. degree in Ecology and a M.Sc. degree in GIS from Wageningen University in 2005. In 2006 he volunteered for 8 months with Durrell Wildlife on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia before returning to The Netherlands to work at a company as a GIS consultant. In early 2008 he joined African Wild Dog Conservation, Zambia (AWDC), studying African wild dogs in and around South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. He was instrumental in the growth of the project and soon AWDC evolved into the Zambian Carnivore Programme (ZCP) studying all large carnivores in Zambia in three ecosystems, and gained extensive experience in survey and field techniques. In August 2014 he moved to Bozeman, Montana to work on his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Scott Creel with data collected during his time in Zambia. One of the things he enjoyed most during his time in Zambia was working with, and assisting Zambians in obtaining their graduate degrees.
Egil joined WildCRU in 2017 as course coordinator/lead tutor of the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Post Graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice.