The Team

JWM is comprised of a diverse group of people with diverse backgrounds in wildlife conservation, law, and business administration. We believe in addressing issues in wildlife conservation by leveraging on different skill sets and knowledge.


Meet The Team

Nor Arlina Amirah Ahmad Ghani

Co-founder, Director for Project Minerva, Themis, and Artemis

Prior to founding Justice for Wildlife Malaysia, founder Dr Nor Arlina Amirah Ahmad Ghani (Ann) has extensive experience working closely with several local institutions in developing small mammal, amphibian, and orchid species web databases.

Before joining Rimba, Ann worked as a Research Consultant at the National Blood Centre— developing an internal application that manages blood donations. A graduate of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (BSc in Computer Science (Bioinformatics), Ann pursued her PhD at the same institution with her main research fields centred on diseases monitoring and surveillance technology, social network analysis, GIS, and application development.

Her professional interests include data wrangling and coding solutions. Ann is a proud cat lover and an avid long-distance runner. She can be contacted at ann AT justicewildlifemy DOT com.

Sri Shazliza Sharmie Mohd Sohaimi

Legal Executive

Shazliza read law at MARA Technology University where she was awarded with a law degree (LL.B) and was later admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. With three years of experience in civil and criminal litigation, and advocating for human rights, Shazliza made the decision to shift her focus towards animal rights and conservation.

Her passion for animal welfare has been ingrained in her since a young age, and she actively contributes to her community’s efforts in this regard. Shazliza’s journey took an exhilarating turn when she discovered the opportunity to join Justice for Wildlife Malaysia, allowing her to make a tangible impact on a national scale towards the betterment of animal welfare. By participating in these transformative initiatives, Shazliza is determined to further the mission of Justice for Wildlife Malaysia, championing the rights and protection of voiceless creatures. With her profound understanding of legal matters and an unwavering commitment to animal welfare, Shazliza is devoted to creating a positive and lasting impact in the field of conservation. Shazliza can be contacted at liza AT justicewildlifemy DOT com.

Hazeeq Syahme Mohd Afzan

Project Coordinator (Artemis)

Hazeeq graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from Universiti Malaya. Unlike most of his peers, he is pursuing a career in conservation as he is passionate about issues relating to the environment, wildlife, and climate change. This passion stems from his love of watching nature-based television channels such as National Geography, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel to name a few. To this day, Hazeeq spends his free time watching science-based animal videos regularly. With his knowledge of the law and his love for nature, he is eager to learn and gain the necessary knowledge required in the field. Hazeeq can be contacted at hazeeq AT justicewildlifemy DOT com.

Lavinia Augustine

Project Coordinator (Minerva)

Lavinia supports Project Minerva, which focuses on the research and analysis of wildlife crimes in Malaysia. Lavinia obtained a law degree from the University of London. She previously worked in law firms mainly focusing on civil litigation. She believes in making a positive change happen for people and the environment, which led her to JWM. Her interests include food hunting and reading fictional books. Lavinia can be contacted at lavinia AT justicewildlifemy DOT com.

Nur Atiqah Hanis Muhammad Tamrin

Administrative Associate

Previously an insurance executive at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (now Marsh Insurance Broker), Nur Atiqah Hanis was involved with claims management for Singapore accounts. A graduate of UiTM Shah Alam (Bachelor in Business Administration (Hons) Insurance), Hanis also dealt with claims and employee hospitalisation management for most Selangor state agencies and local city council under PNSB Insurance Brokers. However, her fascination with botanical and flora drove her to start up a side business, and eventually found her way to JWM Team. Her interest includes book, rainy days and yoga. Her ultimate pet peeves are rude people and loud noises

Ruzaini Che Husni

Administrative Associate

Prior to joining JWM, Ruzaini was an executive working in different industries, including healthcare. Due to her affection for wildlife, visiting a zoo or animal museum is a must every time she explores Malaysia or other countries. This later led her to JWM. Growing up in the concrete city of Kuala Lumpur, she strongly believes that everyone needs to play their role in healing the earth. Like Marvin Gaye said in his song Mercy Mercy Me, “things ain’t what they used to be.” The only way to protect the planet is to take action for our better future.

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