The financial community, led by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), should show the same degree of commitment to preventing environmental and ecological damage to the oceans as it does to the charismatic species on land according to researchers at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Unlike the poaching of wildlife, they say the destruction of the oceans is out of sight and rarely draws the same degree of celebrity attention as that received by rhinos, elephants and pangolins, even though the impact of oceanic destruction has the potential to be far more threatening.

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