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 #Marxan with Probability Habitat Modeling & Site Destruction approaches @HugePossum
Matt_Marxan RT @seasktch: How can spatial #oceanplanning tools help us manage reefs w. #coralbleaching? #AAASPacific @OceanTippingPts @oceansolutions @…
Matt_Marxan RT @CodeWisdom: "Documentation is a love letter that you write to your future self." - Damian Conway 💌
Matt_Marxan RT @RicSchuster: Tax breaks urged to protect species at risk @TaraGMartin @kerrie_a_wilson @HugePossum @LiberEroFel
Matt_Marxan RT @HoboSci: @seamap @CIG_NLBranch #Marxan is a mathematical analysis - but don't be frightened by all those symbols & equations says @seam
Matt_Marxan RT @inter_une: UNE really is located in a beautiful part of Australia. #NewEngland #ExperienceUNE #NewSouthWales
Matt_Marxan RT @HoboSci: Did you know there's a science behind effective conservation planning? @seamap on free tool #marxan. @CIG_NLBranch #conservati
Matt_Marxan RT @andsdata: Expressions of Interest sought for an ANZ chapter of Research Software Engineers:
Matt_Marxan RT @HoboSci: @seamap @CIG_NLBranch #Marxan is just one of the great tools for conservation planning. It's not perfect (but what is!)
Matt_Marxan RT @HugePossum: From #Marxan to Management in Sabah: #WWF and @ARC_CEED deliver outcomes in the sea via @wordpressd