As researchers around the world look into the antibacterial properties of crocodile blood, one expert is calling on the Northern Territory to reach for a foothold in an emerging medical industry.
The problem with global conservation efforts, according to one expert, is its disregard for the world's poorest people. But some think a strategy at large in the Northern Territory could boost both environmental goals and livelihoods.
A pledge to rid a Top End lake of saltwater crocodiles for future tourism would need a "20-foot fence" and "massive expenditure", according to an expert.
Amid a growing number of fatal crocodile attacks in Solomon Islands, authorities are searching for new ways to manage the reptiles — but first they have to figure out how many there are.