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
Opistophthalmus chaperi Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus fossor Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus fuscipes Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus latro Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Poecilogale albinucha Mammals Yes 2022-05-30 View
Necrosyrtes monachus Birds Yes 2022-05-30 View
Aegypius occipitalis Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Gypaetus barbatus Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Falco fasciinucha Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Clivia caulescens Plants Yes 2022-05-29 View