Marxan is a suite of tools designed to help decision makers find good solutions to conservation planning problems. This includes free software that can be used to solve several types of planning problems and extensive documentation and examples describing a framework for approaching conservation planning. Marxan is the most frequently used conservation planning software and has been applied to hundreds of spatial conservation planning problems around the world.


All Marxan and associated software, both in the cloud and downloadable, is available free.

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From an online community, free manuals, training courses and FAQ's, you'll find all the support you need



See where Marxan has been used in real conservation & management situations around the globe. 

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Case Studies


Matt_Marxan RT @vivtulloch: New #marxan prioritisation incl. probability of vegetation variability frm #climatechange in #canada @ARC_CEED
Matt_Marxan RT @MikeCarlton01: War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength Coal is Clean.
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: Complete certainty is unnecessary for action on #climatechange. When risks and consequences are high, act fast
Matt_Marxan RT @aproposinfosys: Happy to announce new tools for working with Marxan.
Matt_Marxan RT @ARC_CEED: Efficient methods for #conservation planning with #MARXAN. Thanks for the reminder @iadinec, paper by @BeyerHawthorne @Matt_M
Matt_Marxan RT @iadinec: @Matt_Marxan @BeyerHawthorne @Yann_Dujardin @HugePossum @ConservationDec Fast accurate MARXAN: the return of the ILP https://t…
Matt_Marxan RT @cyclonewatson: @jamesecology doing a great job explaining his work showing huge levels of threat to natural world heritage globally on…
Matt_Marxan RT @CompSciFact: What Is the oldest computer program still in use?
Matt_Marxan RT @ConservationDec: Fast and accurate MARXAN: the return of the ILP (Integer Linear Programming)