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
Eriospermum aphyllum Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Haworthiopsis scabra Plants No 2022-08-16 View
Colchicum cuspidatum Plants No 2022-09-29 View
Ornithogalum perparvum Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana Plants No 2022-08-25 View
Haworthia herbacea Plants No 2022-08-26 View
Kedestes barberae bunta Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides thyra orientis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops regalis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Dingana jerinae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View