Mission Statement: 

To protect Bermuda's environment and responsibly manage its natural resources

Vision

a Bermuda where people live in harmony with healthy functioning ecosystems; appreciate and enjoy our natural resources; work together responsibly to reduce risks to the environment

About Us

Established in 2016, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the result of an amalgamation between the Department of Conservation Services and the Department of Environmental Protection.

DENR is the primary government agency responsible for ensuring the proper use of Bermuda's natural resources and the protection of the environment, within the framework of sustainable development.

DENR has 14 department programs:

  1. Administration
  2. Marine Resources
  3. Marine Conservation
  4. Marine Heritage and Ocean Human Health
  5. Marine Enforcement
  6. Terrestrial Conservation
  7. Veterinary Services
  8. Animal Control
  9. Plant Protection
  10. Agronomy (producing and using plants for food)
  11. Pollution Control
  12. Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) Administration
  13. Aquarium and Zoo
  14. Natural History Museum and Library

 

Objectives:

  • To provide strategic direction and management in the formulation and implementation of legislation, policy and standards to protect Bermuda's environment

  • To monitor and provide effective guidance for the prevention and control of pollution in the natural environment

  • To manage marine activities so they are carried out in a sustainable and responsible way

  • To support Bermuda's agriculture and fisheries sectors through services and partnerships that help increase industry profitability and sustainability, while safeguarding the island's natural resources

  • To research, conserve and promote awareness of Bermuda terrestrial and marine biodiversity, protected species, threatened habitats and marine cultural heritage

  • To provide environmental education on Bermuda and other islands for visitors, locals and schools through engaging and entertaining exhibits at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo

Business Priorities

  1. Natural resource management
  2. Enforcement of environmental legislation
  3. Increasing the islands food security
  4. Recovery of protected species and threatened habitats
  5. Management of bio-security risks and management of invasive species
  6. Safe ground water extraction
  7. Ensuring good air and water quality
  8. General environmental education