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 Changed Sort descending
Thestor barbatus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis nigricans rubrescens Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis swanepoeli hyperion Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Pseudonympha swanepoeli Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops quickelbergei Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops warreni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops niobe Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides pallida jonathani Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Anthene crawshayi juanitae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Cassionympha camdeboo Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View