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. Tension over conservation for Inside Ecology. On wildfires for ‘i‘newspaper. Letter in the Guardian re environment. Open letter re farmer ecology. and reply from Mr Gove. Abergavenny Food Festival chair and panelist. Talk to Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at Oxford Uni.
Upcoming. Chair: Young Farmers and Young Naturalists tbc. Talk to ecologists Reading University. Walk Hay Walking Festival 13th Oct. Launch ‘Rob Yorke Countryside Critical Agora‘ – work in progress
Previously… Interview with Michael Gove Letters on red kites and farming in The Times. Dialogue and New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Chaired CIC symposium on hunting and conservation. Hay Festival conversation with NFU president. Talks Abergavenny Rotary, Pontypool Ramblers on rewilding, Hay community ‘Talk on the wild side‘, National Trust rangers Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB, moorland management for Shoot Gaz, food and enviro Farmers Guardian, Heather Trust and Confor, common ground over Shooting Times, The Field Conflicts in conservation‘ and rewilding for ECOS.