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 descending
Aloeides pallida juno Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides clarki Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides barberae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor barbatus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Pseudonympha swanepoeli Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops niobe Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor brachycerus brachycerus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Hypolycaena lochmophila Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Ornipholidotos peucetia penningtoni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops jefferyi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View