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
Moraea saldanhensis Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Satyrium pulchrum Plants Yes 2022-09-21 View
Haemanthus canaliculatus Plants Yes 2022-09-16 View
Conophytum klinghardtense subsp. klinghardtense Plants Yes 2022-04-14 View
Conophytum klingardtense Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum taylorianum subsp. taylorianum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Aloe liliputana Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Crassula brevifolia subsp. psammophila Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Disa nubigena Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Gladiolus huttonii Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View