Act no. 64/1994 on the protection, conservation and hunting of birds and wild mammals charges the IINH with bird marking. Indeed, the IINH alone has the authority to mark (ring) wild birds in Iceland. The IINH must ensure that basic data is sorted uniformly and that recoveries are accessible for research (cf. Article 4). The Act also states that anyone who finds or captures a marked bird is required to return the marker to the IINH, along with more detailed information on the find, regardless of whether the bird was marked in Iceland or abroad.
Anyone who finds a bird ring or other marker in Iceland is required to send the marker to the following address:
Icelandic Institute of Natural History
P.O. Box 125
Recapturing may also be reported through telephone +354 5 900 500 or e-mail: email@example.com.