A listing of sensitive species maintained by SANBI

Sensitive species are those that are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable to collecting, over-exploitation, commercial and/or medicinal use. 


SANBI will not release locality information for these species.  This information can only be provided subject to approval from a committee consisting of experts on the relevant taxa. Applications for access can be submitted here.


The National Sensitive Species List constantly changes as new data becomes available. If a species does not appear on this list it may still be under evaluation. Alternatively, if there is a species that needs to be added please contact us for assistance. 

Lists of sensitive species are published upon completion of the full assessment, see previous lists here.


Name Type Is sensitive Sort descending Changed
Gethyllis lata subsp. lata Plants No 2023-02-12 View
Huernia blyderiverensis Plants No 2022-10-14 View
Alepidea basinuda Plants No 2022-09-28 View
Colchicum karooparkense Plants No 2022-09-29 View
Euryops ciliatus Plants No 2022-10-08 View
Gladiolus crispulatus Plants No 2022-09-23 View
Gladiolus marlothii Plants No 2022-09-23 View
Gladiolus salteri Plants No 2022-09-23 View
Ornithogalum pruinosum Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Phyllobolus viridiflorus Plants No 2022-11-08 View