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 @ORCID_Org: Only 22,848 more registrants needed for us to reach 4m! And we've already hit 10m unique DOIs! Pls keep getting & using your…
Matt_Marxan RT @CarlaWildlife: When a model finally runs...
Matt_Marxan RT @primawesome: Handing off the planet to the next generation like
Matt_Marxan RT @LilitaTeixeira: CESAM opening #postdoc in environmental processes & social practices in coastal areas #PORBIOTA #Marxan #InVest #GIS ht…
Matt_Marxan RT @julianelukas: Fascinating evaluation of #natura2000 conservation planning with #MARXAN by @m___friedrichs #biodiversity #vilm #BfN http…
Matt_Marxan RT @BioDataJournal: Our 1st R Package publication: #OpenPlatform for tools development to facilitate #RedList assessments:
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: Smart conservation planning can substantially reduce the impact of Energy Sprawl on nature #Marxan
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: #Marxan enters another dimension for #marine spatial planning #msp #MPAs
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: Senior #conservation Planning position at NatureServ - a rare opportunity #Marxan