As a Young Friend of the Everglades, I am raising my voice to support keeping the Key deer on the federal endangered species list.
The Key deer is the smallest of the North American deer. The species is found only in the Florida Keys, where only about 600 Key deer remain.
Scientists and residents have reason to be concerned about the survival of the species. Many Key deer have died from hurricanes, disease and being struck by cars. They also are losing their fresh drinking water as sea levels rise.