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 Changed
Tylecodon torulosus Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Tylecodon tuberosus Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Tylecodon viridiflorus Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Oonotus rex Beetles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Oonotus sericeus Beetles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Acinonyx jubatus Mammals Yes 2022-05-24 View
Oonotus adspersus Beetles No 2022-05-24 View
Oonotus interioris Beetles No 2022-05-24 View
Ouroborus cataphractus Reptiles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Papilio ophidicephalus zuluensis Butterflies Yes 2022-05-24 View