Buena Vista

Family representative: Norma Constanza Cárdenas


Buena Vista farm is located in the rural Bosque bajo in the San José del Fragua municipality in the Andean-Amazonian piedmont of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 48.12 hectares, of which 24.29 hectares are conserved forest and 2.14 hectares of cocoa CCN 51 variety in shading crops.


I) Buena Vista farm is part of the potential connectivity area of habitat for the jaguar and other fauna and flora wild species.

II) Several mammal species can be found within the area, such as populations of collared peccary, lowland paca, crab-eating fox, ocelot, and tayra.

III) The farm has the stream La Vega Negra, 24.29 hectares of native forest with tree species such as Guamo, Boca de Indio, Nogal, and Achapo, and 2.14 hectares of under-shade cocoa crops in a forest agroecosystem.



This map shows the general boundary location of Buena Vista farm concerning the jaguar habitat.



These maps show the distribution and type of land cover present in Buena Vista farm.

PACA – Cuniculus paca

Species found on the farm

About the family

Norma, a native of San José del Fragua, lived in Las Palmeiras alongside her parents, devoted farmers who confronted the harsh reality of displacement due to armed conflict. Her life took a different turn when she crossed paths with Lutarco García Ferreira, with whom she shared her life and the dream of settling on a farm. Cocoa cultivation has been one of Norma’s main interests. With time, this has led her into a whole new chapter where the conservation of biodiversity and cocoa crops are connected.