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
Lapeirousia barklyi Plants No 2022-10-25 View
Gethyllis namaquensis Plants No 2022-09-14 View
Cheiridopsis namaquensis Plants No 2022-09-12 View
Massonia echinata Plants No 2022-10-27 View
Pelargonium suburbanum subsp. suburbanum Plants No 2022-08-29 View
Gladiolus trichonemifolius Plants No 2022-09-08 View
Lithops herrei Plants No 2022-12-03 View
Haworthia reticulata var. reticulata  Plants No 2022-08-31 View
Haworthia variegata var. hemicrypta Plants No 2022-08-31 View
Chrysoritis thysbe mithras Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View