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 Sort descending Is sensitive Changed
Phyllobolus amabilis Plants No 2022-11-08 View
Conophytum limpidum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Eriospermum parvulum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Conophytum marginatum subsp. littlewoodii Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum swanepoelianum subsp. proliferans Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Euphorbia schoenlandii Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Huernia pendula Plants Yes 2022-11-25 View
Bulbine vitrea Plants Yes 2022-08-05 View
Haworthia emelyae var. major Plants Yes 2022-08-26 View
Adromischus phillipsiae Plants Yes 2022-09-27 View