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

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Case Studies


Matt_Marxan RT @HIConserv: #Marxan analyzes #conservation targets and cost of area to suggest the most efficient reserve areas. #MPAs
Matt_Marxan RT @BriggsGE: I'm not going to know what to think about the 18c Decision until Channel 9 has an all white panel discussing whether or not i…
Matt_Marxan RT @daisyowl: if you ever code something that "feels like a hack but it works," just remember that a CPU is literally a rock that we tricke…
Matt_Marxan RT @marcuschown: Time spent with a tree kangaroo eating hibiscus flowers and slices of water melon is never wasted
Matt_Marxan Use Quantum Tunneling for non-ergodic phase space. Q. What is the Computational Value of Finite Range Tunneling? A…
Matt_Marxan @HugePossum I disagree that Nuclear is the answer. Accidents, weapons proliferation, and waste disposal are worse than climate change.
Matt_Marxan RT @sonalipchitre: This! #Women may be most affected by #climatechange but they also have the potential to turn back tide
Matt_Marxan RT @nixcraft: I love this style of coding ;) Lol. #agile #programming #devops
Matt_Marxan RT @MattHHolden: "Your life is a POMDP" @iadinec shows how to use the #math that controls robots for #conservation @ARC_CEED @HugePossum ht…