Sensitive species

In October 2015, the Scientific Authority requested that SANBI update the National Sensitive Species 2010 plant and animal lists. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) hosted a sensitive taxa workshop on 18 and 19 August 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to use the knowledge and advice of the relevant experts to review and update the list.

To ensure that the lists are compiled in a systematic and justifiable manner, the workshop was guided by the following documents:


The following presentations were given at the workshop:


The workshop report is available here.

SANBI’s sensitive species website is available at