Cavalcanti, S. M. C., Azevedo, F. C. C., Tomas, W. M., Boulhosa, R. L. P., & Crawshaw Junior, P. G. (2012). The status of the jaguar in the Cerrado. Cat News Special Issue, 7, 29–34.
Eleven jaguar subpopulations in the biome have been identified by using jaguar presence points. A population of 323 adult jaguars is estimated to live throughout the biome. The Cerrado subpopulation is declining throughout the biome at an unknown rate. Principal jaguar threats are habitat loss, population declines, loss of prey base, jaguar killing, agribusiness, mining, roadkills and hydroelectric power.