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Welcome to the SANBI Species Status Database

This website provides a centralised storage location for information on the status of South African species. The database provides basic information pertaining to the relevant species such as descriptions of their habitat, common names and distribution ranges. Amongst others, it will provide information on the status of species under the various legislation that govern species in South Africa as well as IUCN red data list assessments of the conservation status of species. For more information on the legislation governing species in South Africa and IUCN red data list assessments click on the Background tab on the left of the page.

How to access the data

To find information on a specific species or on a group of species that possess certain characteristics or have a certain legal or conservation status, click on the Search tab on the left of the page.

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