The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a red-listed apex predator whose population is estimated between 1200-1400 individuals in Sweden. Golden Eagles are rare, widely ranging apex predators inhabiting a range of habitats within the largely mountainous environments of the northern hemisphere, preferring open habitats and avoiding human settlements. Golden Eagles are listed under Annex I (species in need of special habitat conservation measures) of the EU Birds Directive (European Commission 2013). In recent decades land use change through habitat loss and destruction alongside an increasing demand to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy resources through wind farms, is a major driver that increases conflicts with Golden Eagles. However, other land uses in Europe that negatively affect Golden Eagles are: the intensification of modern agricultural practices, game management, increased tourism and an increased accessibility for humans into remote areas. In conjunction with increased urbanization and land-use change come knock-on effects from increased powerlines, roads, railways and settlements.