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
Euphorbia hallii Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Euphorbia sekukuniensis Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Gasteria glomerata Plants Yes 2022-08-05 View
Gibbaeum angulipes Plants Yes 2022-09-16 View
Haemanthus pubescens subsp. arenicola Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Huernia nouhuysii Plants Yes 2022-10-14 View
Monsonia herrei Plants Yes 2022-11-30 View
Orbea macloughlinii Plants Yes 2022-11-01 View
Oxalis oreophila Plants Yes 2022-08-09 View
Siphonochilus aethiopicus Plants Yes 2022-11-15 View