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 Sort descending Changed
Orachrysops niobe Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis aureus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor kaplani Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops balli Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis lyndseyae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops frederikeae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Pseudonympha southeyi kamiesbergensis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Platylesches dolomitica Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Bitis schneideri Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View
Colophon deschodti Beetles No 2022-06-21 View