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. Letter in The Guardian on ‘wicked problems’. Tensions over conservation for Inside Ecology. Open letter re farmer ecology to Gove and his personal reply. Abergavenny Food Festival chair and panelist.
Upcoming. Chair: Young Farmers and Young Naturalists Spring 19. Talk to ecologists Reading University. Walk Hay Walking Festival 14th Oct. Launch ‘Rob Yorke Countryside Critical’ to help broker dialogue – work in progress
Previously… Interview with Michael Gove Letters on red kites and farming in The Times. Letter in the Guardian re environment. On Dialogue and New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Chaired CIC symposium on hunting and wildlife. Hay Festival conversation with NFU president. Talks Pontypool Ramblers on rewilding, Hay community ‘Talk on the wild side‘, National Trust rangers, Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at Oxford Uni. Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB, moorland management for Shoot Gaz, food and enviro Farmers Guardian, Heather Trust and Confor, On wildfires for ‘i‘newspaper, common ground for Shooting Times, The Field Conflicts in conservation‘ and rewilding for ECOS.