The Meat Board has stepped up its contributions to support the Directorate of Veterinary Services with the maintenance of the VCF and specifically with the appointment of a four-man maintenance team. The aim of the team is to assist the current Directorate Veterinary teams with the maintenance of particularly the Meat Board-funded electrified sections of the Veterinary Cordon Fence. Namibia’s elephant population has grown to such an extent that breaches of the Veterinary Cordon Fence occur daily and the only method to prevent the damage is to electrify the fence.