In the last one month, armed poachers have killed five rhinos in the Oserian sanctuary and carted away the horns.
Following the incidents, members of the Maasai community who neighbour the wildlife sanctuaries have agreed to work with the government in dealing with the vice.
According to Cepad CEO Andrew Ole Koisamou, the rise in poaching was worrying as the poachers targeted endangered species.
He said the trained youths would act as informers and scouts as one way of conserving wildlife.
“The organisation has a plan to train community volunteer scouts to take part in animal protection initiatives among other conservation activities,” he said.
He was speaking in Narasha, which borders the Oserian sanctuary, during a meeting with residents on how to contain poaching.
“The community has agreed to volunteer information on suspected cases of poaching and act as informers whenever suspicious people are seen,” he said.