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Rondinini et al. 2006
Marxan is freely available conservation planning software.
It provides decision support to a range of conservation planning problems, including:
- the design of new reserve systems
- reporting on the performance of existing reserve systems
- developing multiple-use zoning plans for natural resource management
What makes Marxan the most widely used conservation planning software in the world?
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 and repeatable- it provides many good solutions to complex
problems, providing a number of options and encouraging stakeholder participation.
These features provide users with decision support to achieve an efficient allocation
of resources across a range of different uses.