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
Chrysoritis thysbe mithras Butterflies No View
Trimenia malagrida paarlensis Butterflies No View
Aloeides carolynnae carolynnae Butterflies No View
Aloeides dentatis dentatis Butterflies No View
Aloeides lutescens Butterflies No View
Aloeides nubilus Butterflies No View
Durbania amakosa flavida Butterflies No View
Aloeides trimeni southeyae Butterflies No View
Aslauga australis Butterflies No View
Capys penningtoni Butterflies No View