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
Eriospermum pusillum Plants Yes 2022-11-20 View
Conophytum roodiae subsp. sanguineum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Conophytum tantillum subsp. lindenianum Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Bulbine monophylla Plants Yes 2022-08-05 View
Cheiridopsis umdausensis Plants Yes 2022-09-12 View
Crassula arborescens subsp. undulatifolia Plants Yes 2022-09-13 View
Pelargonium ellaphieae Plants Yes 2022-08-29 View
Haworthia cooperi var. venusta Plants Yes 2022-08-25 View
Haworthia retusa var. nigra Plants Yes 2022-08-31 View
Gladiolus paludosus Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View