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
Colophon whitei Beetles Yes 2022-06-21 View
Encephalartos aemulans Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Encephalartos princeps Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum praesectum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum reconditum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum bilobum subsp. gracilistylum Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum devium subsp. stiriferum Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum lithopsoides subsp. lithopsoides Plants Yes 2022-04-13 View
Conophytum smaleorum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum violaciflorum Plants Yes 2022-05-27 View