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 ascending Is sensitive Changed
Oxalis creaseyi Plants Yes 2022-08-09 View
Brachystelma sandersonii Plants Yes 2022-09-10 View
Ceropegia rudatisii Plants No 2022-09-12 View
Conophytum praesectum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View
Haworthia rossouwii var. minor Plants Yes 2022-08-31 View
Gladiolus serpenticola Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Gerrardanthus tomentosus Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Ceropegia cycniflora Plants Yes 2022-09-12 View
Euphorbia gerstneriana Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View