As silly as the Madagascar films from DreamWorks are, they've made people more aware of Madagascar the real place. As Russell Mittermeir shows in this item, though, the island's many rare species of lemurs are becoming rarer as the environment degrades on what can only be called a fast track to hell. The northern sportive lemur population is 18. That's it. 18 in the world. So enjoy the film, but support conservation.