PacMARA Workshops in May: Conservation planning with Marxan

PacMARA will be holding workshops on Marxan (a conservation planning tool), in Nairobi May 13-15. From their announcement:

This two-day hands-on technical course will provide participants with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to use Marxan in a marine conservation planning exercise. The following topics are covered in the Introduction to Marxan:

    • Key concepts in systematic conservation planning
    • Creating planning units
    • Creating the essential Marxan input files
    • Parameter setting in Marxan
    • Understanding and using Marxan results
    • Zonae Cogito (front-end software to support Marxan)
    • A brief introduction to Marxan with Zones

We will be holding an Introduction to Marxan Course on 13-14 May and a Marxan for Managers Workshop on 15 May in Nairobi, Kenya at the office of the African Wildlife Foundation. Please register here: or contact us at or 778-300-1801 for more information or to suggest future courses. More information on the course and workshop is provided below.

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