It serves as a wildlife habitat, particularly for migratory birds, which stop here first on their way from Africa to Northern Europe. A multitude of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish live there. Prominent among them is the African Chamelaeon, which is threatened by extinction. It is thought that this species came to the region during the Roman period, as it appears also in other regions of the Pax Romana, such as the Iberian peninsula, Malta and Cyprus. Gialova Lagoon also known as Divari, from the Latin word vivarium, meaning “fishery” – is a brackish body of water in the municipality of Pylos-Nestor, Greece, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Pylos. The lagoon, together with Voidokilia Bay, belongs to a unique ecosystem which constitutes a protected zone, in terms of both natural and cultural heritage. From the natural point of view, the entire area, together with Navarino Bay and the island of Sphacteria.