El Palmar

Family representative: Uriel Cuartas


El Palmar farm is located in the rural area of La Paz in the San José del Fragua municipality in the Andean-Amazonian piedmont of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 28.91 hectares, of which 10.33 hectares are conserved forest and 1.27 hectares of cocoa CCN 51 variety in shading crops in an Agroforestry system of timber trees.


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

II) One mammal species is registered on the farm, the four eyes mouse. Within the area, there are also populations of crab-eating foxes, armadillos, black agouti, tufted capuchins, slots, and otters.

III) The farm adjoins Luna River and various water springs protected by riparian vegetation, 10.33 hectares of native forest with species such as nogal, bilibil, yarumo, guamo, and dormilón, and 1.27 hectares of under-shade cocoa crops.



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



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


OCELOTE–  Leopardus pardalis

Species found on the farm

About the family

Uriel, born and raised in the charming San Isidro in San José del Fragua, arrived in this land at the age of 14 with his parents, who were also displaced by the armed conflict. Rooted in the agricultural tradition, they have sought opportunities to thrive. Today, Uriel resides on his farm with his family and three children, where he cultivates cocoa while passionately committing to preserving the forest, water, and wildlife surrounding him.