I have googled to find more examples of how the ESA can be good for the local economy, but I have not been able to find any sites. The only articles I found explain that the ESA does not have a bad effect on the local economy as was previously thought. Thinking logically, protecting habitats and species will ensure that certain local economies can continue to exist which otherwise would have been in trouble. I know that there is a duck conservation, so that duck hunters can continue to hunt sustainable. Also wolves are naturally ensuring that reindeer population don't explode and can even alter the course of rivers. With a healthy stock of fish you can continue to base an economy on fishing, the same goes for whaling, sealing and all other kinds of hunting. I also think that a healthy ecosystem, can provide for the elimination of pests that would otherwise destroy agriculture. I have not found any articles about this yet, so if anyone has any links to this I would love to read about it.