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
Aloeides pallida juno Butterflies No View
Aloeides thyra orientis Butterflies No View
Lepidochrysops balli Butterflies No View
Lepidochrysops victori Butterflies No View
Stygionympha dicksoni Butterflies No View
Hypolycaena lochmophila Butterflies No View
Ornipholidotos peucetia penningtoni Butterflies No View
Thestor camdeboo Butterflies No View
Chrysoritis adonis aridimontis Butterflies No View
Chrysoritis nigricans rubrescens Butterflies No View