Rob is an advocate for the rewilding of Australia because of the deep loss felt for an Australia that he’s never seen. “If I’d been born just a century before, I would have experienced an Australia so much richer and unique. And 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 disappeared from the wild in the 1930s. 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, farms, and 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 pests. 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 living again with the animals that evolved in them over millions of years”.