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



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Case Studies


Matt_Marxan RT @kahoakes: Peter Capaldi: "Science is vital. At a time when ignorance is more fashionable than intelligence it's important." #marchforsc
Matt_Marxan RT @arc_gov_au: #ARCResearchHighlight: Researchers at ARC Centre of Excellence win 2016 Mahathir Science Award @ARC
Matt_Marxan An amazing hidden world of high dimensional phase spaces is revealed to get lost in and let your mind wander.
Matt_Marxan RT @NASAJPL: Follow @CassiniSaturn for updates during its daring #GrandFinale as it goes where no spacecraft has gone before—between #Satur
Matt_Marxan RT @GergelSarah: Thanks to #Marxan Crew @Matt_Marxan @HugePossum @CarissaJoyKlein @TaraGMartin et al for their teaching contribution https:…
Matt_Marxan Use Quantum Tunneling for non-ergodic phase space. Q. What is the Computational Value of Finite Range Tunneling? A…
Matt_Marxan RT @nixcraft: I love this style of coding ;) Lol. #agile #programming #devops
Matt_Marxan RT @cdkuempel: Uni of Queensland ranked #1 in the world for #biodiversity #conservation! Not a bad place to do a PhD! @UQ_News https://t.c…
Matt_Marxan RT @CodeWisdom: "What one programmer can do in one month, two programmers can do in two months." - Fred Brooks