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|Big Pine Key, FL
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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.
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.
KEY DEER PROTECTION ALLIANCE
Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:00 P.M.
Updates on the Screwworm Cases in the Keys
(Here is an excerpt from the
Oct. 18 Key Deer Refuge News Release. For the complete document, click HERE.)
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has
been working with wildlife veterinarians
to evaluate and select treatments to
prevent healthy Key deer from becoming
infested by screwworm, and to treat deer
in the early stages of infestation.
Treatments will be administered to Key
deer by Refuge staff and partners on
Cudjoe and Sugarloaf Keys beginning
October 19th, and will continue on Big
Pine and No Name Keys starting
Doramectin, an antiparasitic in the
avermectin drug family, will be
administered periodically via oral dose
and subcutaneous injection. This drug
will serve as both a preventative and a
treatment for early-stage infections.
Injectable antibiotics may also be
administered to early-infected
individuals under the appropriate
conditions. Deer will be marked with a
non-toxic paint to identify those who
have been treated. Treatments will
continue until screwworm infestations
Those interested in assisting with the
treatment effort should contact Kristie
Killam, Park Ranger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are currently seeking volunteers to
assist with the process. The Service
encourages you to report any suspected
infected Key deer to the Key Deer
Hotline (305-470-6863, ext 7)
have warm-blooded animals (pets,
livestock, etc.) should watch their
animals carefully and seek veterinary
care for open wounds, then report any
potential cases to 1-800-HELP-FLA
(1-800-435-7352) or non-Florida
residents should call (850) 410-3800."
the release of sterile flies, a
scientifically proven method to achieve
screwworm eradication, began on Tuesday,
Oct. 11. More information is available
USDA press release issued on October 3, 2016
The New World Screwworm Fact Sheet
Florida Keys pet quarantine
Screw worm Eradication Guide
KDPA HAS PARTNERED WITH
Check the HELP KDPA page for details!
KDPA has endorsed an effort by the Florida Land
and Water Legacy to pass a constitutional
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
for some photos from the April 9 (2009) meeting and 20th
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
return you to this page.