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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.



Held Thursday, April 14, 2016

Presentation: Learn About Keys Snakes and Lizards

Adam Emerick, wildlife biologist with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, spoke about his Keys field research, displaying live animals and passing along interesting observations about snake and lizard species that are unique to the Keys and important to local ecosystems.

Emerick’s presentation, “Snakes and Lizards of the Florida Keys”, followed a short business meeting and took a big-picture approach, explaining how these sometimes misunderstood animals are essential to a properly functioning ecosystem. His field work reveals the diversity, evolution and distribution of Keys reptiles, some species of which are being considered for special protections. Emerick fielded questions at the end of his talk.

Growing up in Florida, Adam Emerick holds an MS degree in Biology (University of South Florida, Tampa) and began his career with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on Big Pine Key almost two years ago, working in the four refuges that comprise the Florida Keys Refuge Complex. Although his first love is reptiles, Emerick works to protect all of the unique species and habitats within our island chain.

The meeting was held at the Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church, 1250 Key Deer Blvd. on Big Pine.   



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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!!!

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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