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
Nerine huttoniae Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Nerine marincowitzii Plants Yes 2022-09-20 View
Nerine masoniorum Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Nerine platypetala Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Nerine pudica Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Nerine ridleyi Plants Yes 2022-09-19 View
Oberonia disticha Plants Yes 2022-09-08 View
Opistophthalmus chaperi Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus fossor Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus fuscipes Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View