He said that these declining populations are especially pronounced in the South America (89 per cent), Africa (56 per cent) and the Indo-Pacific (64 per cent) region, which includes Pakistan.
The status of Ireland's native wildlife is no less concerning than the overall picture portrayed in the WWF report. It remains us we need to change course.
WWF United States President Carter Roberts said it was time to balance consumption with the needs of nature. Ken Norris, Director of Science at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the organization responsible for providing the LPI. But it doesn't tell us that we've lost 60% of our wildlife.
The study used several metrics, including one called the Living Planet Index, to look at trends in wildlife populations. The information is based on data from approximately 16.700 populations studied and about 4000 species of vertebrates in the world.
Wildlife declines are more pronounced in certain areas.
The report notes that species are most at risk in the tropics with South and Central America experiencing the steepest decline. It is rivers and lakes where the damage is being felt the most, where populations of wildlife have fallen by as much as 83pc. By 2050, it has been estimated that the aggregate share of land on Earth that is not subjected to human activity will fall from the present one-quarter to just one-tenth.
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Climate change and plastic pollution are also significant and growing threats.
The report uses the term "Great Acceleration" as the unique event we are now experiencing in the 4.5 billion-year history of the planet with exploding human population and economic growth driving unprecedented planetary change through the increased demand for energy, land and water.
"If we want a world with orangutans and puffins, clean air and enough food for everyone, we need urgent action from our leaders and a new global deal for nature and people that kick starts a global programme of recovery", said Steele.
"What is clear is that without a dramatic move beyond "business as usual" the current severe decline of the natural systems that support modern societies will continue", the report said.
At the Northumbrian Hedgehog Rescue Trust just outside Morpeth, where a team of volunteers cares for hundreds of sickly and underweight specimens every year, they fear the species is heading for extinction.
The report highlights the opportunity the global community has to protect and restore nature leading up to 2020, a critical year when leaders are expected to review the progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Intensified agriculture has threatened the abundance of pollinators, which has over 20,000 species of bees including other insects and animals, the report said.