El Palmalito

Family representative: José Ildebrando Gómez


El Pamalito farm is located in Monterrey’s rural area in the San José del Fragua municipality in the Andean-Amazonian piedmont of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 14,47 hectares, of which 3.55 hectares are of conserved forest and 2.86 hectares of cocoa ICS 95, ICS 60, CCN 51, and Hybrid varieties in shading crops in an Agroforestry system of timber trees.


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

II) Four mammal species are registered on the farm: black agoutis, opossums, anteaters, and coatis.

III) The farm has one stream and one water spring protected by riparian vegetation, 3.55 hectares of native forest with species such as guayabo, boca de indio, cedro, nogal, guarango, lacre and laurel, and 2.86 hectares of under-shade cocoa crops.



This map shows the general boundary location of El Palmalito farm concerning the jaguar habitat.



These maps show the distribution and type of land cover present on El Palmalito farm.


EIRÁEira barbara

Species found on the farm

About the family

José and his family, originally from Marquetalia, Caldas, spent their childhood in Río Negro, Caquetá; they later moved to San José del Fragua in search of better opportunities. José has been displaced and a victim of armed conflict, but that hasn’t hindered him from progressing. Both parents were farmers, and José was always drawn to cocoa cultivation for its management and profitability. Nowadays, in addition to farming, they are dedicated to conserving and protecting biodiversity on their farm.