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
Aloeides rossouwi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides stevensoni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides thyra orientis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides trimeni southeyae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Anthene crawshayi juanitae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Anthene minima minima Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Antidorcas marsupialis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Aslauga australis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Atelerix frontalis Mammals No 2018-03-14 View
Avonia quinaria Plants Yes 2021-03-11 View