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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.



Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

 Gabriel Delgado: Queen Conch Restoration Research in the Florida Keys

What:     General Membership Meeting with a Guest Presentation by Gabriel Delgado of FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute: Queen Conch Restoration Research in the Florida Keys

When:     7:00 PM Thursday, April 9, 2015  

Where:    Lower Keys Property Owners Building on Bogie Drive, Big Pine Key

 The audience will learn about the queen conch as a marine organism, the history of the iconic species in the Keys and FWCs efforts to restore the queen conch population.  

 Gabe Delgado is currently assistant research scientist with FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in Marathon and has been working on all aspects of queen conch restoration research since 2000.  Inspired by PBS programs featuring the work of Jacques Cousteau, he decided to become a marine biologist as a youngster.  After high school, Delgado left New York City to study for his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami and then moved to UMs Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to earn an M.S. in Marine Biology and Fisheries.  

 The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association Building at 1668 Bogie Drive (turn right off Watson just past the No Name Pub and just before the bridge to No Name Key).  The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.



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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 26 years this year!!!

TheArticles 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.

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