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, has over 100 letters published in The Times on the environment and is a practising rural chartered surveyor.
Latest. Interview with DEFRA’s Secretary of State, Michael Gove. 111th letter in The Times on red kites. Opinion on moorland conservation in Shooting Gazette (Langholm) and a gritty piece in Farmers Guardian.
Upcoming. Chair: NFU’s president at Hay Festival 24 May. Young Farmers and Young Naturalists autumn 18.
Previously… Letters on wildlife and farming in The Times. Dialogue and New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Opinion pieces for Heather Trust and Confor Chaired hunting and wildlife conservation CIC. Young Naturalists/Farmers (how day was framed) Hay Festival ‘agri-tech‘ Talks Abergavenny Rotary, Pontypool Ramblers on rewilding, upland community ‘Talk on the wild side‘, Game Fair, Abergavenny Food Festival, CLA panel, Walks Crickhowell Walking Festival ‘Curlew calling’ National Trust rangers Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB and piece for Shooting Times. British Ecological Soc’s bulletin. Conflicts in conservation‘ The Field and rewilding for ECOS (pdf)