Golden Stream Corridor Preserve is a critical link in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
An important block of land of just under 10,000 acres, initially purchased in 1998 to avoid its conversion to citrus and shrimp farming and established as a private protected area; it was expanded to 15,441 acres in 2004. Golden Stream Corridor Preserve protects the last remaining forested link between the globally biodiverse Maya Mountains and the coastal lowland forests which connects to Guatemala and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. This corridor is critical to the survival of many species including the endangered Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) and the Yucatan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra). It also protects important archaeological sites containing remains of ancient human civilizations and pleistocene mammals.