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 director AT justicewildlifemy DOT com or on Twitter.
Dato Ahmad Rosli
A former Legal Officer of the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia, Dato Ahmad Rosli went on to pursue a post-retirement career in the teaching field and charity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from Universiti Malaya and Masters in Prosecutions from University of Wollongong, Australia. He oversaw subordinate Deputy Public Prosecutors in the discharge of their duties, in a supervisory capacity; on top of vast experience in the area of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence, substantive offences such as offences under the Penal Code, Dangerous Drugs Act, Kidnapping Act, Anti Corruption, Commercial Crime and others including the law of industrial relations. Dato Rosli has also represented Malaysia at the Plenary Sessions for the setting up of the International Criminal Court at the United Nations at New York in 1998. He can be contacted here: snakebt AT gmail DOT com.
Sai Sanggkeeth Narayanasamy (Co-founder, Director for Project Cerberus)
Sai is the co-founder of JWM and the Director of Project Cerberus, Malaysia’s first Wildlife K9 Program. Sai obtained a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Toronto and MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London. Sai has extensive experience working in the wildlife conservation field in Malaysia - she conducted her research on riparian corridors in the fragmented landscapes of Sabah, served as a tiger and patrol specialist in Rimba’s anti-poaching project in Terengganu and spent the next three years as the Principal Investigator of Project Cerberus in Rimba to develop K9 units to detect smuggled wildlife goods at transit points and to track poachers in the Malaysian forest. Sai is also a trained wildlife detection dog handler and works closely with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Peninsular Malaysia in her efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade. Sai is currently conducting her PhD on the effectiveness of wildlife conservation K9 programs in Southeast Asia. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JWM strives for a holistic approach by partnering up with other NGOs and multiple government agencies to supplement their ongoing work.
Focusing on conservation with aim to bridge science and practice, what sets Rimba apart from other conventional NGOs and academic institutions, is the additional step taken in ensuring the result of any researches are fed directly into practice via proactive engagement with practitioners and policymakers.
Rimba also works with other lesser-known species and habitats; making them a unique entity covering a broad aspect of the wildlife ecosystem. Check out the NGO and their projects here!