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
Philantomba monticola Mammals Yes 2022-05-24 View
Psammobates geometricus Reptiles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Sarothrura ayresi Birds Yes 2022-05-24 View
Smaug giganteus Reptiles Yes 2022-05-24 View
Smutsia temminckii Mammals Yes 2022-05-24 View
Bitis albanica Reptiles Yes 2022-05-20 View
Bitis armata Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View
Bitis schneideri Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View
Cordylus macropholis Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View
Hemicordylus nebulosus Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View