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
Alaena margaritacea Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor brachycerus brachycerus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Dingana dingana Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Abantis bicolor Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Metisella syrinx Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops gydoae Butterflies No 2018-03-14 View
Thestor calviniae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis beaufortia stepheni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis orientalis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Bradypodion thamnobates Reptiles No 2022-07-06 View