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.

Species name
Name Type Is sensitive Changed
Dira swanepoeli isolata Butterflies No View
Kedestes niveostriga schloszi Butterflies No View
Iolaus lulua Butterflies No View
Metisella syrinx Butterflies No View
Pseudonympha paragaika Butterflies No View
Serradinga clarki amissivallis Butterflies No View
Teriomima zuluana Butterflies No View
Thestor dicksoni malagas Butterflies No View
Thestor dicksoni warreni Butterflies No View
Thestor protumnus terblanchei Butterflies No View