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Key Deer


The endangered Key deer are found in the lower Florida Keys, and nowhere else in the world.

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About the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex

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The Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex protects over 400,000 acres for wildlife in the Florida Keys. National Key Deer Refuge is managed as part of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex.

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National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Refuge Updates

  • 2017 Outdoor Festival

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    A week-long event filled with all sorts of outdoor adventures, nature therapy and interesting presentations. Click the link below for a Schedule and Registration info.

    Florida Keys NWR's Outdoor Fest

    Since the presence of New World Screwworm was confirmed on National Key Deer Refuge on September 30, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has made efforts to protect endangered Key deer and other wildlife from infestation. The public is asked to report dead, injured, or sick deer by calling the Key Deer Hotline at 305-470-6863, ext. 7.

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  • Final Visitor Center EA and FONSI

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    The National Key Deer Refuge proposed new visitor center Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact is now available.

    Final Visitor Center EA and FONSI
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Heron Sunrise: Mickey Foster, Refuge Banner: Noni Cay Photography, FAVOR Logo: FAVOR FL Keys, Running Fawn: Noni Cay Photography, EKIP Logo: National Park Foundation, Mangroves: Kristie Killam/USFWS, Bald Eagles: Mickey Foster, Key Deer Buck: Chad Anderson/USFWS
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2017
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