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.

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.

Bermuda maintains a National Oil Spill Contingency Plan to address major spills of oil to our marine environment. The detailed National Plan is Available Here: 

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.

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.

Ships intending to delivery waste to Bermuda’s reception facilities must complete and submit the 

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:

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.

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.

A ship is considered to be a seagoing steamer, motor or sailing ship but does not include small craft usually plying the waters of Bermuda.

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 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