End Date: 16/06/2013
Unlike many other countries around the world, the UK has never had a national species to call its own. BBC Wildlife Magazine thinks that Britain deserves a national plant or animal of its own so we have launched a public poll to find a wildlife icon we can all be proud of.

Australia has the kangaroo, New Zealand the kiwi, South Africa the springbok, America the bald eagle, and Russia the brown bear. But what about Britain? What should our national species be? Which species best sums up the UKs national character, and our history and aspirations?

To take part in this poll, simply vote for one of the 10 species listed below. Each animal or plant on the shortlist is being championed by a different British conservation charity.