El Paraíso

Family representative: Luz Doria Guzmán


El Paraiso farm is located in the Los Laureles area in the El Doncello municipality in the Andean-Amazonian foothills of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 2.55 hectares, of which 1.44 hectares are of conserved forest and 1.01 hectares of cocoa Hybrid variety in shade-grown crops with timber trees.


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

II) Seven mammal species are registered on the farm among tayras, squirrels, black agouti, anteaters, Humboldt’s squirrel monkeys, opossums, and mountain opossums.

III) The farm has various water springs protected by riparian vegetation, 1.44 hectares of native forest with species such as Cedro, Nogal, Ahumado, and chipo, and 1.01 hectares of under-shade cocoa crops.



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



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


PACA Cuniculus paca

Species found on the farm

About the family

Some time ago, Luz and her family moved from Florencia to Doncello for job opportunities. Although they were not officially displaced, they were affected by the armed conflict in the region. They took advantage of the existing cocoa crops on the farm. Beyond the profitability they generate, they have embraced the mission of preserving the forests, caring for water, and protecting the wildlife that inhabits their surroundings, turning their farm into a sanctuary of sustainability and hope.