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
Lepidochrysops ketsi leucomacula Butterflies No View
Lepidochrysops pephredo Butterflies No View
Lepidochrysops praeterita Butterflies No View
Orachrysops ariadne Butterflies No View
Orachrysops mijburghi Butterflies No View
Orachrysops regalis Butterflies No View
Orachrysops violescens Butterflies No View
Telchinia induna salmontana Butterflies No View
Thestor claassensi Butterflies No View
Thestor kaplani Butterflies No View