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
Orbea woodii Plants Yes 2022-11-01 View
Disa minor Plants Yes 2022-09-20 View
Euryops muirii Plants Yes 2022-10-08 View
Albuca scabrocostata Plants Yes 2022-09-10 View
Babiana mucronata subsp. minor Plants Yes 2022-09-29 View
Encephalartos dolomiticus Plants Yes 2022-05-25 View
Conophytum piluliforme subsp. piluliforme Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Lithops meyeri Plants No 2022-12-03 View
Conophytum hermarium Plants Yes 2022-05-26 View
Aloe knersvlakensis Plants Yes 2022-09-15 View