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 Sort ascending
Brunsvigia pulchra Plants No 2023-01-12 View
Brunsvigia josephinae Plants Yes 2023-01-12 View
Brunsvigia herrei Plants Yes 2023-01-12 View
Brunsvigia gariepensis Plants Yes 2023-01-12 View
Avonia quinaria Plants Yes 2023-01-11 View
Avonia rhodesica Plants No 2023-01-11 View
Avonia lavbleckiana subsp. major Plants Yes 2023-01-11 View
Avonia lavbleckiana subsp. lavbleckiana Plants Yes 2023-01-11 View
Argyroderma framesii subsp. framesii Plants No 2023-01-11 View
Argyroderma fissum Plants No 2023-01-11 View