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 thysbe schloszae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides lutescens Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops praeterita Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis thysbe whitei Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor protumnus terblanchei Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Cassionympha camdeboo Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops brinkmani Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Torynesis mintha piquetbergensis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor petra tempe Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Cephalophus natalensis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View