Marxan is Flexible

It can be applied to a wide range of problems such as reserve design and natural resource management in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems.

Marxan is Efficient & Repeatable

Marxan provides many good solutions to complex problems and encourages stakeholder participation.


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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@EOWilsonFndtn @Microsoft @nature_org @Marxan_Planning Vizzuality has worked in support of @EOWilsonFndtn's Half-Earth project which serves as an overall benchmark for biodiversity conservation & with @Microsoft & @nature_org to update the world's leading conservation platform @Marxan_Planning.

Great mini MARXAN symposium at #IMPAC5. Thank you to all presenters Kate from TNC, Jacob from CPAWS, Alex from Universidad de Quito and Trevor Wiens, and all attendees after 6 long days. @Marxan_Planning

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