The following are definitions for each status:
"Endangered" status includes any native species whose continued existence as a viable component of the state's fauna is determined to be in jeopardy and/or is designated "Endangered" by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act.
"Extirpated" status is in reference to a population, no longer present as live individuals in a particular area
” status includes species that are not classified as game or furbearer. These species are regulated by the NCWRC.