FSC Indigenous Foundation


Yaily Castillo

I-WEE Program Assistant

Indigenous woman from the Comarca Guna Yala, Panama, environmentalist by profession and life, since a young age has awakened interest in environmental conservation issues, science, and art and how all these factors together have a positive impact on youth and children.

She is an active member of the Indigenous NGO CENDAH (Centro de Desarrollo Ambiental Humano) in charge of environmental education. Assistant in research and monitoring of mangroves and sea water quality and in turn in research on the growth of fiddler crabs with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

Yaily is a volunteer for the international NGO MarAlliance, conducting theoretical and practical educational workshops on climate change, solid waste and mangroves, taught in schools in the Guna Yala region at primary, pre-middle and middle school level, community members and fishermen.

She is also part of the Indigenous Youth Organization ANYAR. In charge as volunteer coordinator since 2021.

Yaily is part of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities AGT, representing the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests Movement.