Good Bye to Karl Friedrich Sinner

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We are sad to communicate that Mr. Karl Friedrich Sinner has recently passed away.

Karl Friedrich studied Forestry at the University of Munich and, along his career, he susbstantially contributed to the administration and preservation of forests and protected areas in Europe, being considered a bridge between forestry and nature conservation. From 1998, he was the former Director of NP Bayerischer Wald and current vice-chair of EUROPARC Deutschland.

Frozen branches in the Bavarian Forest National Park (DE) © Federico Minozzi

In 2002, he was honored with the Karl-Gayer medal for his commitment to a nature-friendly silviculture by the School of Forest Science and Resource Management, Technical University of Munich. Later on in 2011, after his retirement, he was awarded with the Bavarian State Medal for Services to the environment.

Undoubtely, very shocking news for our EUROPARC network. From the directorate, we would like to send our warmest greetings to his family and friends.

Rest in peace Mr. Sinner.