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.
Upcoming. Chair: Young Farmers and Young Naturalists Spring 2019. Talk to ecologists Reading University. Walks Crickhowell Walking Festival 11th (forestry) and 15th March 2019 (grouse shooting) 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 president. Talks Pontypool Ramblers, National Trust, Conservation Scientists Oxford Uni. Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB, moorland management for Shoot Gaz, common ground for Shooting Times, The Field Conflicts in conservation‘ and rewilding for ECOS.