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
Aloeides rossouwi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor strutti Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Durbania amakosa albescens Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides egerides Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Pseudonympha paragaika Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops quickelbergei Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor compassbergae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis uranus schoemani Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis phosphor phosphor Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Cordylus macropholis Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View