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
Chrysoritis daphne Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops jamesi claassensi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Iolaus diametra natalica Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Damaliscus pygargus pygargus Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Oonotus interioris Beetles No 2022-05-24 View
Encephalartos woodii Plants No 2022-05-25 View
Crassula columella Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Crassula pellucida subsp. spongiosa Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Crassula deceptor Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Pelargonium tongaense Plants No 2022-08-29 View