Bermuda's Protected Species

The following species are currently protected under the Protected Species Act 2003, the Fisheries Act 1972 and/or the Protection of Birds Act 1975. 

Species Recovery Plans have been developed for several of Bermuda's protected species. These plans outline the actions necessary to recovery and protect a specific listed species.

Download our recently released booklet with details about each species protected under the Protected Species Act (2003)

Download our recently released booklet with details about each species protected under the Protected Species Act (2003)


BIRDS

ALL migrant and resident birds in Bermuda are protected under the Protection of Birds Act 1975, except for domestic birds and those which are considered pest species (Crows, Sparrows, Kiskadees, Starlings, feral Pigeons and feral Chickens)

The birds below are also listed under the Protected Species Order 2012 and are therefore afforded further protections by the Protected Species Act 2003.


FISH

**Also Protected But No Photo Available:

  • Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus) - Protected Species Order 2012 (Level 1)
  • Mutton Hamlet (Alphestes afer) - Protected Species Order 2012 (Level 1) and the Fisheries Protected Species Order 1978

FERNS AND MOSS


INSECTS


SNAILS AND CRABS


REPTILES


MARINE MAMMALS


MOLLUSCS (freshwater and marine)


MARINE INVERTEBRATES


PLANTS


MARINE PLANTS

Also protected but no photo available:

  • Shoal Grass (Halodule bermudensis) - Protected Species Order 2012 (Level 2)