IberiaNature A guide to the natural history of Spain
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borreguiles

borreguil : peat bog and marshy grassland in the Sierra Nevada, covered in snow for much of the year. Like its African and Andean counterparts, this pseudo-alpine habitat, known cumbersomely as crioromediterraneo in Spanish, is extremely sensitive to changing temperatures, and gradually plants are being forced ever higher in search of cold enough conditions. Currently it is at some 2,600 metres. Sooner or later there may well be nowhere for them to go.  See also Climate change threat to Sierra Nevada flora

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