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. Letter in Farmers Weekly on rewilding. 112th letter in The Times on woodcock. Letter in The Guardian on ‘wicked problem’ of land use and diet. My letter to and from Micheal Gove on farmland ecology and NGO collaboration (lack of).
Upcoming. Chair: Young Farmers/Naturalists Feb 2019. Talk Presenting at ‘Rewilding, nature and people‘ 11 Jan 2019 Walks Walking Festival 11th (forestry) and 15th March 2019 (grouse shooting) Writing: I’m interviewed by Paramo on conservation. Interview with Ben Goldsmith for RICS. Launch ‘Rob Yorke Countryside Reconciliation’ – work in progress
Previously… Interview with Michael Gove Letters on red kites and farming 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‘ and rewilding for ECOS.