Rob is an independent commentator and communicator focusing on rural issues incl nature conservation, farming, wildlife, forestry, fishing, fieldsports, rewilding and more. He chairs debates, facilitates dialogue, leads walks, fronted two outdoor TV series, has over 100 letters published in The Times on above matters and is a practising rural chartered surveyor.
Latest. Squirrel action on ‘Jeremy Vine on 5‘ TV show. Talk and chaired at ‘Rewilding, nature and people‘. Letter in The Guardian on ‘wicked problem’ of land use and diet. Letter in Farmers Weekly on rewilding.
Upcoming. Interview with Ben Goldsmith for RICS. Chair: re-launch of Campaign for the Farmed Environment 26 Feb 2019 Walks Walking Festival 11th (forestry) and 15th March 2019 (grouse shooting) Writing: Interviewed by Paramo on conservation. Launch ‘Rob Yorke Countryside Reconciliation‘
Previously… Interview with Michael Gove Letters on red kites, farming and woodcock (112th) in The Times. Letter in the Guardian re environment. On New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Walks Hay Walking Festival. Chaired CIC symposium on hunting and wildlife. Hay Festival with NFU. Talks Pontypool Ramblers, National Trust rangers, enviro students Oxford and Reading Uni. Opinions: Conservation tensions for Inside Ecology. Curlew blog for RSPB, moorland management for Shoot Gazette, common ground for Shooting Times, The Field on Conflicts in conservation‘. My letter to and from Micheal Gove on farmland ecology and collaboration.