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Big Pine Key, FL

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Site last updated 04/18/2015

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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.



April's meeting was well attended.  The speaker, Gabriel Delgado, gave an extremely well prepared and delightful presentation on the history of queen conch restoration in the Keys

It was apparent that Gabriel had worked with all aspects of conch restoration as the assistant research scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Marathon.  The results are not yet completely documented.  The numbers of Conchs are up in certain areas of the Keys but; in other areas remain low. Hence, continued protection is warranted.

The speaker for our next General Membership Meeting was announced as Dr. Jerry Lorenz of Audubon Society on Roseate Spoonbills, the indicator species for the Everglades. Many in the audience marked their calendars for this special event.

Next Meeting Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00 P.M.



Check the HELP KDPA page for details!


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 26 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.

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