The Gotland tribe increased from about 10 pairs in the 1970s to about 50 pairs. This makes Gotland one of the most densely eagle-populated areas in the world.
During the period of 1993-2011, the Natural History Museum received 503 dead golden eagles. Out of these, 13 were poisoned, 20 had been intentionally killed by humans, 133 had been killed by traffic and 86 had died from illness and starvation. 84 had been killed by collision with wires and other electrical damage, five by wind power and 16 by other accidents. The ongoing strong expansion of wind power in Sweden is a major concern.
After long rambles, young golden eagles appear to establish themselves primarily in the vicinity of the area where they were born, which limits the genetic exchange between different areas.