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
Haworthia mirabilis Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View
Charaxes druceanus solitarius Butterflies Yes 2022-06-02 View
Falco fasciinucha Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Conophytum bachelorum Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Encephalartos humilis Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum minutum var. minutum Plants Yes 2022-04-13 View
Conophytum flavum subsp. flavum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum armianum Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum chrisolum Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum herreanthus subsp. rex Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View