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 Sort descending Type Is sensitive Changed
Lithops herrei Plants No 2022-12-03 View
Lithops meyeri Plants No 2022-12-03 View
Lithops naureeniae Plants Yes 2022-12-03 View
Lithops otzeniana Plants Yes 2022-12-03 View
Lithops viridis Plants Yes 2022-12-03 View
Massonia citrina Plants Yes 2022-10-27 View
Massonia depressa Plants No 2022-10-27 View
Massonia echinata Plants No 2022-10-27 View
Mestoklema tuberosum Plants No 2022-10-31 View
Metisella meninx Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View