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PO Box 430224
Big Pine Key, FL

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Site last updated 10/05/2016

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Welcome to our website!  We are the Key Deer Protection Alliance.  We're here to tell you about the Key deer, a very special endangered species unique to the Florida Keys, and how they (hopefully) are being saved from extinction... if their habitat doesn't keep disappearing.  As our name says, we are a group of citizens dedicated to protecting these endearing creatures, as extinction of any species bodes ill for our own survival.  

Please look around our website by clicking on the subjects on the menu to your left.  Enjoy learning about the Key deer and their existence on these islands, the threats they face, and about our organization and how we're helping to ensure survival of the Key deer.  And please consider joining KDPA.



Next Meeting Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00 P.M.

Key Deer in Trouble: USDA Confirms New World Screwworm Cases in Big Pine Key
(Here is an excerpt from the USDA press release issued on October 3, 2016.  For the complete document, click HERE.)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm in Key deer.  Over forty Key deer have already been euthanized.  This is the first local infestation in the United States in more than 30 years. In response to this infestation, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today declared an agricultural state of emergency in Monroe County.

The screwworm is a potentially devastating animal disease, which poses a grave threat to wildlife, livestock and domestic pets in Florida. Though rare, it can even infect humans. Commissioner Putnam said,  "We will work with our partners on the federal, state and local level to protect our residents, animals and wildlife by eliminating the screwworm from Florida. The public's assistance is crucial to the success of this eradication program.



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KDPA has endorsed an effort by the Florida Land and Water Legacy to pass a constitutional amendment. Check the NEWS & HAPPENINGS page for more info and the petition.

Meetings start at 7:00 PM  
(Second Thursday of the months of Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr)

Election of Board of Directors at the November meeting


KDPA will celebrate 27 years this year!!!

The Articles of Incorporation of the organization were filed with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations on May 2, 1989

Click here for some photos from the April 9 (2009) meeting and 20th anniversary celebration.

This website went online May 24, 2004.   Bookmark us and keep looking back for things we'll be adding.  Thanks for stopping by.

Throughout our website, clicking on the KDPA logo (left), or this button (right) will return you to this page.

Page last updated 10/05/2016

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