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 @ARC_CEED: Monday #maps & some #Marxan - coastal #conservation planning in the Asia Pacific
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: From Marxan to management: ocean zoning with stakeholders for Tun Mustapha Park in Sabah #Marxan with Zones
Matt_Marxan RT @j_a_mcgowan: New paper "From #Marxan to Management". Lessons learned from iterative marine zoning in Malaysia h…
Matt_Marxan RT @MariaBeger: postdoc coral reef spatial conservation @_coraltriangle_ @Matt_Marxan @UniversityLeeds @LeedsEcoEvo @PriestleyCentre https:…
Matt_Marxan RT @NormaSerraSogas: Teaching #MARXAN and #SCP to a very keen group at University of Hawaii
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: #Marxan is very cosmopolitan, she enjoys cross country planning, and walks along sandy west coast beaches
Matt_Marxan RT @AcademiaObscura: Fantastic sympathy cards for scientists. | @tomgauld
Matt_Marxan RT @saverygo: Monday #maps & some #Marxan - coastal #conservation planning in the Asia Pacific
Matt_Marxan RT @ARC_CEED: Going deep, #DecisionPoint looks at using #Marxan for deep sea marine #protectedareas.
Matt_Marxan RT @Mardiculous: Yo check out my sick fidget spinner move.