Bermuda's Protected Plants and Animals

The plant and animal species listed below are all currently protected under the Protected Species Act 2003, the Fisheries Act 1972 and/or the Protection of Birds Act 1975.

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

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)


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


INSECTS


MAMMALS


MARINE INVERTEBRATES


MOLLUSCS (fresh and marine) 


Cave Organisms

The following cave organisms are all protected under the Protected Species Order 2012, under Level 1.

Bermuda’s Protected Plant Species

Ferns and Moss


Marine Plants

Also protected but no photo available:

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


Plants