Rob Brewster

Director
Rob Brewster

I started Rewilding Australia because I feel a deep loss for an Australia that I’ve never seen, but if I’d been born just a century before, would have experienced. Australia has lost so much of what makes it unique. So much of this loss has been so recent. There are Australian’s still alive that have actually seen a living thylacine before they became extinct in 1936. Our generation is the first to live without the experience of so many of our unique mammals that call Australia’s ecosystems home. My vision for Australia is to have healthy cities, healthy farms, and healthy forests. Where urban Australians welcome possums and brush turkeys into their yards; free from persecution from dogs and cats. An Australia where farmers treasure the role that quolls play in managing pest. Where denuded river banks are re-vegetated to provide missing links between remnant forest ecosystems, and where our small mammals are better protected from the threats of invasive species through the restoration of some of our larger predators – such as dingoes and devils. I want Australians to experience our forests live again with the animals that evolved in them over millions of years, and I’ll stop at nothing to do this!

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