Reunion Island is home to a variety of endemic birds. The largest native land animal that survives today is the Furcifer pardalis, ie the panther chameleon. Much of the western coast of the island is surrounded by a coral reef with rich fauna. The local fishermen used to fish for sharks, dogs and cats living as bait. This practice is prohibited, and is fined $ 1,000 for the first indictment and 200 euros for the following.