Bermuda's Protected Species
For the lists of plants and animals protected under the Protected Species Act 2003 please see the Protected Species Order 2012. For the list of marine species protected by the Fisheries Act 1972 please see the Fisheries (Protected Species) Order 1978.
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.
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.
**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
SNAILS AND CRABS
(All species, including stony corals, sea rods and sea fans)
Fisheries Protected Species Order 1978
Class: Anthozoa; Order: Antipatharia
Protected Species Order 2015
Also protected but no photo available:
Shoal Grass (Halodule bermudensis) - Protected Species Order 2012 (Level 2)
MOLLUSCS (freshwater and marine)
The following cave organisms are all protected under the Protected Species Order 2012, under Level 1.
- Idunella sketi
- Cocoharpinia iliffei
- Pseudoniphargus grandimanus
- Bermudagidiella bermudensis
- Ingolfiella longipes
- Antriscopia prehensilis
- Erebonectes nesioticus
- Paracyclopia naessi
- Speleophria bivexilla
- Speleophriopsis scottodicarloi
- Nanocopia minuta
- Speleoithona bermudensis
- Phallodriloides macmasterae
- Leptonerilla prospera