La Miranda

Family representative: Arelis Villa Vargas


La Miranda farm is located in the rural area of Aletones in Belén de los Andaquíes Municipality, in the Andean-Amazonian piedmont of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 33.49 ha, of which 9.45 ha are of conserved forest and 0.95 of cocoa CCN 51 variety in shade-grown crops in an agroforestry system.


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

II) Within the area, there are populations of Brazilian porcupine, black agouti, squirrel, tayra, crab-eating fox, armadillo, and lowland paca.

III) The farm has two water sources, 9.45 hectares of native forest with species such as píldoro, mortecino, ahumado, abarco, carbón, and cedro, and 0.95 hectares of cocoa under shade crops in an agroforestry system.



This map shows the general boundary location of La Miranda farm concerning the jaguar habitat.



These maps show the distribution and type of land cover present on La Miranda farm.


PACA Nombre cientifico

Species found on the farm

About the family

Arelis, originally from Florencia, Caquetá, spent her childhood in the El Para rural area. After working as a domestic employee in the city, her brother offered her the chance to collaborate on his farm milking. Eventually, in a strategic agreement, she exchanged her residence in Florencia for this property. Despite the adversities of the armed conflict and displacement and respecting her agricultural heritage, she sees cocoa cultivation as a profitable endeavor, remaining steadfast in her duty to protect the adjacent forest.