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 Changed Sort descending
Aepyceros melampus Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Antidorcas marsupialis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Cephalophus natalensis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Connochaetes gnou Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Damaliscus lunatus Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Damaliscus pygargus pygargus Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Atelerix frontalis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Panthera leo Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Bradypodion nemorale Reptiles No 2018-03-14 View