Karl-Friedrich Sinner († 18.3.2017), died at the age of 70 this past weekend unexpectedly while hiking with his dog in his beloved forests. Karl-Friedrich Sinner was one of the most influential wilderness advocates in Europe and one of the architects of the long-term wilderness commitment in Germany. He was born on 16.4.1946 in Aschaffenburg, Germany. He always appealed to his colleagues, friends and wilderness opponents but also to the public to see in a forest more than just trees. Notably are his controversial discussion with his brother Eberhard Sinner, also a forestry expert.
He was also a strong proponent for a new planned third National Park in Bavaria in either the Spessart or the Steigerwald.
His love for wilderness began while being the director of the Nationalpark Bayerischer Wald (Bavarian Forest National Park) from 1998 to 2011. He continued to work for wilderness as the deputy chairman of Europarc Germany.
The Wilderness movement has lost one of the most dedicated wilderness advocate and we extend our condolences to his family and next of kin.