GFAS News — Stany Nyandwi, who risked his life and left his family to move 10 orphaned chimpanzees from Burundi to Kenya at the height of the civil war in 1995, then helped found both the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya) and the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Uganda), received the 2011 Pan African Sanctuary Alliance Siddle-Marsden Award at the PASA Public Forum in Kent, U.K.

Stany Nyandwi (photo: PASA)

The award honors the African staff member who displays a commitment to primates, a commitment to conservation, and a commitment to excellence. Nyandwi also won the Disney Conservation Hero Award in 2008.