At Live Science, a Ten Species Likely to Become Extinct piece has been posted. Regardless of partisanship, of economic ideology, etc., etc., it's impossible to not recognize this for what it is: a tragedy, one directly or indirectly fostered by humans.
You'll notice on the list one species native to NC: the red wolf. There are now approximately 230 individuals that remain - nearly half in captivity. This might be a generous estimation.