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. Opinion on wildfires for ‘i‘newspaper. Letter in the Guardian re environment. Open letter re farmer ecology. Opinions moorland conservation and food and enviro in Farmers Guardian. Interview with Michael Gove
Upcoming. Launch of ‘Rob Yorke Agora Common Ground’ – working title, in progress Chair: Young Farmers and Young Naturalists Autumn 18 tbc.
Previously… Letters on red kites and farming in The Times. Dialogue and New Zealand in Farmers Weekly. Opinion pieces for Heather Trust and Confor Chaired hunting, wildlife, conservation CIC. Conversation with NFU president at Hay Festival Talks Abergavenny Rotary, Pontypool Ramblers on rewilding, Hay community ‘Talk on the wild side‘, National Trust rangers Opinions: curlew blog for RSPB, common ground for Shooting Times and Conflicts in conservation‘ The Field and rewilding for ECOS (pdf)