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
Eriospermum arenosum Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Ledebouria burkei subsp. stolonissima Plants Yes 2022-10-26 View
Nerine huttoniae Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Gerrardanthus tomentosus Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Haworthia cooperi var. leightonii Plants Yes 2022-08-25 View
Haworthia marumiana var. archeri Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View
Haworthia mirabilis var. splendens Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View
Haworthia nortieri var. devriesii Plants Yes 2022-08-31 View
Smaug giganteus Reptiles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Avonia quinaria Plants Yes 2023-01-11 View