"To allow nature to recover, we need to reconnect the fragmented sites that remain – stitching back together Britain’s tattered natural fabric of wild land and creating more space for wildlife."
Invasive species have also been identified as a threat to our fauna and flora, as they out-compete native animals and spread diseases among them.
However, there is hope for our species. Butterfly Conservation, which co-authored the report, found that conservation efforts can be successful, and pointed out that some of our most threatened bug species, such as Duke of Burgundy and Large Blue, have been brought back from the brink.
Similarly, the River Thames, which was recently "ecologically dead" due to pollution, continues to make progress and now boasts eels, seahorses, porpoises and a growing seal population.
The National Trust has called for ambitious new laws to ensure wide-ranging conservation efforts take place.
Rosie Hails, Nature and Science Director at the National Trust said: “We need a strong new set of environmental laws to hold our governments and others to account and to set long-term and ambitious targets. Only a robust approach to environmental protections and law making can deliver this for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. But it’s not just government that needs to act; we can also all do our own bit for nature and wildlife including nature-friendly planting in our backyards and choosing peat-free composts for our gardens that protect precious peatland habitats.”