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Bermuda has a unique and complex ecosystem. To protect its biodiversity and its environment, learn how to correctly and legally import or export plants and animals, wood products, chemicals, and used vehicles and equipment.

You can also find out where your energy comes from in Bermuda, and how to use if efficiently.

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  • High Risk Produce – Importation Restrictions

    The following details relate to restrictions on the importation of produce via sea (boat, superyacht or cruise ship) or air (passenger or private aircraft): 

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs is fully committed to preserving Bermuda’s natural resources, oceans, native species, and overall environment.

  • The Bermuda Plant Finder is an illustrated guide to Bermuda’s indigenous and invasive plant species, developed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

  • In the event of a spill of oil, fuel or other products into the sea or coastline, do not attempt to tackle or go near the spill unless you are trained to do so in a safe manner.

    If the spill is ‘Gasoline’, NEVER attempt to contain or collect it.

  • Solar Energy Rebate program offers benefits in the areas of solar electricity and solar water heating.

    Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Initiative (SPRI) program offers the following for solar derived electricity: 

  • Solar photovoltaic panels convert light energy from the sun into electrical energy which you can use in your home.

  • The average home in Bermuda typically spends between $400  and  $1000  on  electricity  to  heat  water every  year.

  • The Government of Bermuda is creating a National Fuels Policy (‘the Policy’) to direct the fuels sector towards an affordable, sustainable, safe, and secure  energy  future, in line with international best practice.

  • The fourth annual Bermuda Energy Summit was held on November 16th 2017.  Attendees included local and overseas energy industry stakeholders, local community and business leaders, Government officials and representatives from environmental advocacy groups. 

  • The Department of Energy (DoE) released the National Fuels Policy (NFP) Discussion Paper for public consultation on the 16th of June 2017 and invited public commentary on the NFP un

  • The Department of Energy is inviting public commentary on their consultation document - The National F

  • To maintain the beauty and diversity of Bermuda’s marine environment, for everyone to enjoy, a number of protected areas have been established where no harvesting is permitted. Line fishing, spearfishing and lobster diving are prohibited in these protected areas.

  • Ships should be aware of Bermuda’s Environmental Policy for Ships, prior to entering Bermuda’s territorial waters.

  • Owners, crew and passengers of any vessel visiting Bermuda must ensure they and their vessel are in compliance with local environmental legislations and guidelines.

    Ships should also be familiar with Bermuda’s Ship Environmental Policy.

  • Presentation given at the public meeting on 10 November, 2016 about the proposed renovation of the Department of Parks Maintenance Yard in the Botanical Gardens.

  • Recreational users of small unmanned aircraft, sometimes called UAVs or drones, are advised by The Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) to pay more attention to safety issues.

  • On July 11, 1996, the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Works and Engineering was charged with the administration of all activities relating to the receiving of waste asbestos. The following policy is currently in effect:

  • On 29 June 29 2016 stakeholders from the Energy Industry participated in the Government of Bermuda’s Second Annual Energy Summit titled, Powering Our Success.

    The Summit was opened by the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons, JP, MP.

  • Historically like other modern developed countries around the world, Bermuda has depended on fossil fuel for energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transportation.

  • Glyphosate Monitoring Strategy

    The Glyphosate Monitoring Strategy aims to monitor the risks of exposure to glyphosate, its degradation products and associated surfactants used in the herbicides Rodeo ® and Roundup ® and to consider the ecotoxicity in the environment.

  • Holders of lobster diving and spearfishing licences are required to submit statistics of their activities.

    You will not be relicensed until your previous statistics are received.

  • The National Hurricane Center provides storm specific forecasts, including track and intensity guidance.

  • On March 21st the Minister of Economic Development, Dr Grant Gibbons, tabled the Viability of Liquefied Natural Gas in Bermuda Report in the House of Assembly.

  • The following policies must be followed for ships in Bermuda’s territorial waters.

  • It is your responsibility to know Bermuda’s fisheries regulations before taking part in any fishing activities within Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Contravention of any of the regulations is a criminal offence.

  • Growing your own vegetables? The growing season is determined by the time of year and what will grow best in Bermuda's climate and soil. This list provides the time of year best for various vegetables. Use the chart below to help plan your garden:

  • Bermuda is a small island with big biodiversity. The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources looks after all of the island’s plant life—sometimes even yours. See how the Plant Protection Laboratory can diagnose your sick or diseased plants.

  • The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo (BAMZ) is one of the world's oldest aquariums, founded in 1926.  Located on the waterfront in beautiful Flatts Village, the seven-acre facility is a top attraction for all ages and an important centre for sci

  • Bermuda has a wide variety of plant and animal species in need of protection from the pressures of exploitation and development.

  • Nonsuch Island is home to many of Bermuda’s rarest and most endangered plant and animal species and is Bermuda’s single most important nature reserve. 

  • Solar photovoltaic systems convert sunlight directly into electricity, which can be used within your home or business or fed back into the electrical grid. This guide contains important information that may be useful if you are considering buying a solar photovoltaic system

  • Solar hot water systems use sunlight to heat water. This guide contains important information that may be useful if you are considering buying a solar  hot water  system for your  home or small  business.

    What is a solar hot water system?

  • Renewable energy systems such as solar hot water heaters, solar photovoltaic systems and Micro-Wind Turbines, can stabilize your energy costs and reduce your reliance on electricity generated from polluting fossil-fuels