The Fish and Wildlife Service reported yesterday three Mexican wolves have been confirmed dead due to illegal shooting so far in 2008. [You've got to love the level of discourse in the comment section on these kinds of stories.]
Conservation groups and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a combined reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the SOBs who shoot Mexican gray wolves. That's more than three times the per capita income of Catron County, and nothing to sneeze at.
More information can be found here.