This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Windows Experience Blog.Minecraft players have helped raise more than $227,000 for the Nature Conservancy and mangrove restoration since The Wild Update was released, with one of the new biomes being the mangrove swamp. "These areas are filled with towering mangrove trees, large mangrove roots and sweet little saplings called propagules," writes Sofia Dankis on Minecraft.net. "Like a lot of things in Minecraft, they also exist in the real world. And like a lot of those things, one of the reasons that we added them to the Overworld is to show everyone how cool they are!" Visit Minecraft.net to watch the video and find out about efforts to preserve the mangrove environment and how Minecraft players are helping.