Rob is an independent commentator and communicator focusing on agriculture, nature conservation, farming, wildlife, forestry, fishing, pollinators, shooting, rewilding. He chairs debates, facilitates dialogue, leads walks, has over 100 letters on the environment published in The Times. He is a practising rural chartered surveyor.
Latest scribbles Letter (111th) in The Times on red kites, airfields, and hares. Recent Letters: wildlife conservation and farmers and wildlife. (The Times). On dialogue and New Zealand (Farmers Weekly). Opinion for the Heather Trust and Confor
Upcoming. Interview for magazine with DEFRA Secretary of State – Michael Gove – details to follow. Conversations/talks. Abergavenny Rotary Club 13 Feb 2018, Pontypool Ramblers 13 April 2018. Walks Crickhowell Walking Festival March 2018 – 28 Feb: ‘Curlew calling’, 2 March ‘BBC The Archers: the dark side‘. Words Piece on hen harriers, grouse and Langholm Moor in Shooting Gazette (out Mid Feb).
Previously… Chaired Young Naturalists/Farmers (intro as to how day framed), hosted ‘Talk on the wild side‘, Game Fair panel, Confor Woodland Show, Abergavenny Food Festival, CLA at Royal Welsh, National Trust’s rangers. Chaired: Hay Festival on ‘agri-tech‘ Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB and for piece for Shooting Times. British Ecological Soc’s bulletin. Conflicts in conservation‘ The Field. Article: rewilding for ECOS (pdf)