Geopark, Management System
This is a management system approved and used by the authorities during the application, assessment and development of a geopark. Global Geopark is a programme of the UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Science and managed by the Global Geopark Network. The national geoparks in China are supervised by the Geoenvironment Protection and Geohazard Control Division of the Ministry of Land and Resources, while provincial geoparks are managed by the director of the provincial Land and Resources Bureau. A geopark is operated and managed by a management body authorised by the relevant city or local county government in the region of the geopark.