Welcome to SANBI Sensitive Species

A listing of sensitive species maintained by SANBI

Species which are threatened and are particularly sought after by collectors, or frequently harvested, etc, are classified as sensitive by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. This means that SANBI will not release locality information for these species except upon special request. This list is updated by a body of experts every few years. If a species does not appear on this list it might still be under evaluation.

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SANBI are currently in the process of evaluating species and the list on this website is not ready for use. You may Download the 2010 list instead