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 nigricans rubrescens Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops oreas oreas Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Torynesis orangica Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Tsitana dicksoni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Bradypodion nemorale Reptiles No 2018-03-14 View
Opistophthalmus fossor Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Atelerix frontalis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Adromischus filicaulis subsp. filicaulis Plants No 2022-09-27 View
Crassula rupestris subsp. commutata Plants No 2022-09-13 View
Crassula congesta subsp. congesta Plants No 2022-09-13 View