Social network analysis (SNA) is a methodological approach that has been found very useful in dissecting and better understanding complex governance arrangements. In this context, it has been applied in numerous studies to understand how social structures and relationships impact on natural resource management and ecosystem services governance (e.g. Isaac and Matous 2017, Mbaru and Barnes 2017, Bodin and Crona 2009). It aims to analyse how the structural features of an actors’ networks, defined by the number and type of nodes and the social ties connecting them, inform individual choices on ecosystem management.