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 Sort descending Is sensitive Changed
Huernia procumbens Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Conophytum smaleorum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Watsonia borbonica subsp. ardernei Plants Yes 2022-11-16 View
Conophytum quaesitum subsp. densipunctum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Aloe parviflora Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Bulbine esterhuyseniae Plants Yes 2023-01-12 View
Cheiridopsis brownii Plants Yes 2022-09-12 View
Euphorbia herrei Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Haemanthus tristis Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Moraea flexicaulis Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View