Joshua Powell is a conservation biologist and PhD candidate with the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology and UCL, in the UK, and a visiting researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the Tiger and Leopard Conservation Fund in Korea (KTLCF), in South Korea. His doctoral research focuses on the challenges and opportunities for conservation of the Amur tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), and other threatened carnivores in north-east Asia. A National Geographic Explorer (2018), Josh founded the Rangers Without Borders conservation research programme and was previously a policy advisor for the UK Government's Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Josh is a presenter for WWF International’s #WWFVoices campaign on global biodiversity. In 2021, he became part of the first The Explorers Club 50 cohort.