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
Dingana clara Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Dingana alaedeus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis blencathrae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops bacchus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops lotana Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Connochaetes taurinus Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi Plants No 2022-05-25 View
Crassula atropurpurea var. purcellii Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Pelargonium alternans subsp. parviinflorescens Plants No 2022-08-29 View
Anacampseros filamentosa subsp. filamentosa Plants No 2022-09-27 View