Matecaña y Alerces

Family representative: Serafín García Cuellar


Matecaña y Alerces farm is located in the rural area of Bocana Luna in the San José del Fragua municipality in the Andean-Amazonian piedmont of Caquetá department, Colombia. The farm has a size of 30.08 hectares, of which 12.27 hectares are of conserved forest and 3.09 hectares of cocoa CCN 51, ICS 95, ICS 60, and TSH 565 varieties in shading crops on a polyculture system.


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

II) One mammal species, guara, is registered on the farm. But, within the area, there are also black agouti, naked-tailed armadillo, tayra, lowland paca, otter, and raccoon populations.

III) The farm adjoins Yurayaco river, and stream Matecaña, all protected by riparian vegetation, 12.27 hectares of native forest with species such as carbón, pan zoco, indio viejo, and arenillo, and 3.09 hectares of cocoa in under-shade crops.



This map shows the general boundary location of Matecaña y Alerces farm concerning the jaguar habitat.



These maps show the distribution and type of land cover on Matecaña y Alerces farm.


PUMA Puma concolor

Species found on the farm

About the family

Coming from Florencia, Caquetá, Serafín relocated 47 years ago from the Milán rural area, driven by his farming family’s vision to find more fertile lands with abundant water sources. Despite being victims of armed conflict, they saw cocoa as a bright alternative to fight illicit crops. Since then, he has nurtured a growing passion for cocoa and is deeply committed to protecting and preserving the forests and the wildlife within.