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
Habenaria mossii Plants No 2022-10-11 View
Gethyllis linearis Plants No 2022-09-14 View
Brunsvigia namaquana Plants No 2022-09-29 View
Protea glabra Plants No 2022-11-24 View
Pelargonium asarifolium Plants No 2022-08-29 View
Lachenalia haarlemensis Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Moraea villosa subsp. villosa Plants No 2022-11-19 View
Haworthia cooperi var. gracilis Plants No 2022-08-25 View
Haworthia transiens Plants No 2022-08-31 View
Kedestes barberae bunta Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View