The legal status of Alpine marmots in the Spanish Pyrenees considers the species as introduced and non-threatened. This status may change as densities increase even though there is a general unofficial acceptance of marmots living in the Pyrenees.
Alpine marmots have adapted remarkably well to the Pyrenean environment and for the moment no major ecological problem has arisen. Research has to focus on its adaptations and on the consequences of this introduction for species and habitats.
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