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 Sort descending Is sensitive Changed
Moraea minima Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Disa pygmaea Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Moraea unibracteata Plants Yes 2022-11-19 View
Gladiolus marlothii Plants No 2022-09-23 View
Lachenalia polypodantha subsp. polypodantha Plants Yes 2022-09-20 View
Tulista pumila Plants Yes 2022-08-12 View
Tylecodon wallichii subsp. wallichii Plants No 2022-11-23 View
Babiana secunda Plants Yes 2022-09-29 View
Daubenya aurea Plants No 2022-10-02 View
Bulbine torta Plants Yes 2023-01-12 View