The PVTG are among the Reserve’s most marginalized people. With declining populations, low rates of literacy, high morbidity, these communities are often overlooked due to scattered nature. Even though they are only about 2% of the total population of the area, 7 of India’s 75 PVTG reside in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Even dedicated government funding often does not reach them. A forum called the PVTG Forum has evolved over the last couple of years to address this issue. Over the last year, we supported the Forum, particularly the Alu Kurumba group file applications for various schemes available to them as also facilitated participatory planning and monitoring of the funds due to them.