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
Lepidochrysops bacchus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Trimenia malagrida paarlensis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops littoralis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Chrysoritis rileyi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Orachrysops montanus Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides caledoni Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Trimenia wallengrenii wallengrenii Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops victori Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Dingana dingana Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Thestor calviniae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View