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
Encephalartos longifolius Plants No 2022-05-25 View
Encephalartos heenanii Plants No 2022-05-25 View
Eriospermum proliferum Plants No 2022-11-21 View
Crassula barbata Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Anacampseros filamentosa subsp. filamentosa Plants No 2022-09-27 View
Argyroderma subalbum Plants No 2022-09-28 View
Crassothonna clavifolia Plants No 2022-09-29 View
Larryleachia dinteri Plants No 2022-09-19 View
Pachypodium namaquanum Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Raphionacme zeyheri Plants No 2022-11-14 View