Chinese Geoparks Network (CGN)
The Chinese National Geopark Network serves as a management organisation of geoparks under the Ministry of Land and Resources and as a coordinator and service hub for all of the national geoparks in China. It was established in January 2012 by the Department of Geological Environment of the Ministry of Land and Resources and was commissioned to supervise and offer advice to geoparks on geological heritage protection, national and global geopark development, planning and management. It also provides technical support and advice on activities to all geoparks in China. The network is affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences.