All good things must come to an end—or at least to a time of change.

That’s the case with “Extinction Countdown.”

No, don’t worry. This column isn’t going extinct, like so many of the species that I write about. It’s just going somewhere else.

Yes, after eight incredible years here at Scientific American, a place I have been proud to call home, I am moving “Extinction Countdown” to a new environmental investigative news site affiliated with the Center for Biological Diversity. I will also be editing the site, which premieres soon. Look for announcements in the near future.

Until the new site launches, I will continue posting plenty of news about endangered species and related topics on Facebook and Twitter. Please feel free to follow me there and keep up with the ongoing conversation.

The past eight years would not have been possible without all of my editors here at Scientific American, starting with Ivan Oransky and David Biello, who first invited me to blog for the magazine long before the launch of the official Scientific American Blog Network and just after the death of my previous publisher, Plenty magazine (you can read the full history of “Extinction Countdown” here). Other invaluable editors over the years have included Robin Lloyd, Philip Yam, Curtis Brainard, and Michael Lemonick. There’s also an entire team of copyeditors, IT people and other experts that make this magazine the award-winning powerhouse that it is.

I also want to thank each of you for reading. Extinction is a heady subject and the news isn’t always good—okay, it rarely is—but knowing that my readers care is always enough to keep me going.

And keep going, I will. The new site will allow me to take “Extinction Countdown” forward while also giving me the opportunity to dive deep into a whole host of related environmental topics and drive the conversation forward during these troubling times. I can’t say much yet, but it’s all pretty exciting.

Before I go, let’s take a moment to look back. Here are a few of what I found to be the most memorable “Extinction Countdown” articles from over the past eight years. It’s hard to boil this down from nearly 900 articles—and this list doesn’t include any of the conservation-related pieces I have written for other publications—but it should give you a good perspective on what’s been covered here and what you’ll see more of in the future.

Well, that’s it for now. I look forward to seeing you again in the very near future. Once again, thanks for reading, stay in touch, and thanks for caring about the endangered plants and animals around us.