Airavati is a Sanskrit word for elephant river which must have been adopted by the great Ayeyarwaddy that flows for more than 2,000 kilometres from north to south through Myanmar.
The elephant’s ear flaps help to control the temperature of its body. Elephants are herbivorous and can be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts and marshes. They prefer to stay near water. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments.
Airavati’s vision seeks to ensure that the elephant’s habitats continue exist along the Ayeyarwaddy River.
To cooperate with local communities based on their culture, customs, and resources and shared values when implementing environmental conservation and community development activities across the country.
To focus on the 20 million people living in the Ayeyarwaddy River basin by providing humanitarian, environmental and community mobilising agenda. Airavati values inclusion, embraces diversity, equality, and transparency, and promotes the rich cultures that define our identities across the different ethnic nationals that compose the mosiac of the Union of Myanmar.