Secondary forest in Panama (IMAGE) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Caption Ensuring that Panama meets its carbon sequestration goals in the future will require a combination of active reforestation and allowing passive natural processes of forest succession to take place. Credit Ana Endara, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. Only noncommercial uses of the work are permitted. License CC BY-NC Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.